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Easy Spicy Rigatoni


Easy Spicy Rigatoni

15-minute pasta recipe!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, lunch
Keyword: easy pasta recipe, pasta, rigatoni, spicy rigatoni


  • 16 oz pasta shells, cooked al-dente or similar shape
  • 2 tbsp olive
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black ground pepper to taste
  • 12 oz jarred pasta sauce such as Raos Sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water as needed


  • In a large sauce pan on medium-high heat add olive oil, onions, and crushed red pepper. Stir for a couple minutes or until onions are transcluent. Add garlic and stir until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add pasta sauce, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.
  • Add cooked pasta, and parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese melts and all the pasta is coated in the sauce. Serve with additional crushed red pepper and more parmesan cheese!
  • *Add reserved pasta sauce as needed!
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  • 5 stars
    I love the different levels of spice from garlic and crushed red pepper. My guests kept going back for more! Going in the recipe box, which is a big thing in our house. Only the best recipes go in there.


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