Meat Lover’s Baked Rigatoni



  • 1 lb rigatoni pasta
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 jars (1 small and 1 large) pasta sauce
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sweet basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • one small pack (about 50 slices) small pepperoni
  • 20 ounces Italian blend cheese


Boil water and cook pasta al dente. Bake sausage in 400 degree oven. Cook green peppers and onions in an olive oil coated pan on medium for 5-7 minutes. Add pasta sauce, garlic, basil and red pepper flakes and simmer. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef. Drain and add to the sauce. When sausage is done, slice it thinly and add to the sauce.  In a lasagna pan, make three layers of pasta, pepperoni and cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

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