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Baked Spicy Rigatoni

This spicy rigatoni recipe is an easy bake version. It is meatless with options to add a protein.

The hardest part of this recipe is boiling the pasta. Everything else is thrown in a baking dish, that’s it! That is exactly why people love this recipe. Definitely great for a quick pasta recipe for a busy weeknight.

If you want a good easy stove top spicy rigatoni, try this recipe here. 

We made it with cute little pasta shells, and it is delicious! Both recipes are winners!

Baked Spicy Rigatoni

This spicy rigatoni is so simple to put together and only requires a few ingredients!
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 20 minute meal, 30 minute meal, easy pasta recipe, pasta bake, quick dinner, quick pasta recipe


  • 16 oz good quality marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper more or less to taste
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • 16 oz rigatoni


  • Cook the pasta to al-dente and drain *Be sure not to cook too long because it will continue to cook in the oven!
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large baking dish add cooked and drained pasta, marinara sauce, heavy cream, peas, olive oil, salt, crushed red pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese.
  • Give everything a good stir until pasta is completely coated in the sauce.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes! Garnish with extra parmesan cheese.


Everyone loves a good pasta recipe, this pasta is easy and delicious! Rigatoni pasta is great for this recipe, but a rotini or any similar shape will work just as well.

If you are not a fan of green peas, broccoli is a good option, or any of other vegetable.

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  1. Could you add sweet italian sausage to this and if yes, when would you add and would you par-cook it?

    1. Yes! You can set it on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours. It shouldn’t need much time since the pasta is already cooked.

  2. 5 stars
    This meal was super quick and easy to make! It was so delicious, no leftovers to be had! Food Dolls always has the best recipes🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last week and it DID NOT disappoint! SO yummy, delish, flavorful, and best of all SIMPLE. Great meal to make after a long work day <3