Cheesy Ham, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake

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Your Family Will Love This Cheesy Ham, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake!

When it comes to pasta, do you prefer meaty dishes or cheesy dishes? It’s such a hard decision, isn’t it? Well, now, you don’t have to decide between the two! I’ve come up with a hearty and delicious recipe that has both.

This Cheesy Ham, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake is packed with pepperoni, sweet Italian sausage and ham to please meat lovers, and loaded with mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta to please cheese lovers. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post. 

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Now, this dish is pretty much perfection with the wonderful combination of meats and cheeses, but the thing that makes it super special is the sauce. Ragu’s Homestyle pasta sauce is thick and hearty, and so flavorful! It hugs every noodle and packs a punch of flavor in every bite. There are several different varieties available, too, so you are sure to find just the right one to compliment your own pasta recipe. I chose to use the roasted garlic flavor for this recipe. It gives it such a great garlic kick, which I absolutely love. One more thing I love about this pasta sauce, is that it doesn’t have any artificial flavors, artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup! What more could you ask for?

Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Homestyle Ragu

You could really use any variety of short pasta for this dish, but I decided to use Rigatoni because my Gram always made a Rigatoni bake when I was a kid, and it was so delicious. Gosh, I miss her and her cooking so much. This dish really reminded me of her a lot, and brings back lots of great memories. She loved to cook and bake from scratch, but she often used Ragu sauces in her pasta dishes to save time. She knew good flavor when she tasted it!

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake


  • 1 jar Ragu Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Homestyle Sauce
  • 8 oz. dry rigatoni
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ pound ground Sweet Italian Sausage
  • ½ cup chopped pepperoni
  • ¾ cup chopped ham
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg

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Cook Rigatoni to al dente, according to instructions on box.

Meanwhile, brown Italian sausage in a skillet with extra virgin olive oil.

Add cooked pasta, pepperoni, ham, and all but 1 cup of sauce to skillet and stir to combine.

Transfer pasta mixture to a casserole dish.

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake

In a separate bowl, combine egg, 1 cup mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheeses. Spread cheese mixture over pasta.

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Pour remaining 1 cup sauce on top of cheese mixture.

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake

Top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake

Cover loosely with foil and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 15 minutes longer, until cheese is melted and brown around the edges.

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake

Meaty, cheesy, and DELICIOUS!! I love everything about this Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake!

Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake

If you’re looking for more great recipe ideas using Ragu’s Homestyle pasta sauces, visit Ragu’s website. They have TONS of great ideas for you to choose from, like Quick Summer Gazpacho, Tuscan Style Sausage Sandwiches, Spaghetti Puttanesca and more!

Will you try this Cheesy Ham, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake?


  46 Responses to “Cheesy Ham, Italian Sausage & Pepperoni Rigatoni Bake”

  1. I’ve been eyeing both the Grilled Chicken Parm and the Rustic Italian Bowls! Your Meat & Cheese Lovers Rigatoni Bake would go over really well here! I need to try it soon.

  2. I would like to try their Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes With Roasted Garlic Parmesan recipe
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. So many great looking recipes. I want to try the Spicy Veggie Quesadillas.

  4. I want to try the Spaghetti Puttanesca. It looks delicious.

  5. I would love to try their Penne Primavera recipe! Looks really flavorful and delicious!

  6. So hard to choose! I think I would love to try the Poblano Chicken Alfredo!

  7. I think the Tuscan Style Sausage Sandwiches sound great!

  8. I would like to try the Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe.

  9. I’d like to try making the CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ALFREDO WITH FETTUCCINE recipe.

  10. I would like to try their RUSTIC ITALIAN BOWLS!

  11. I want to try the Caprese Farfalle

  12. My family is definitely looking for the Spicy Veggie Quesadillas

  13. The grilled pizza recipe looks delicious. I’d also like to try the pepperoni pizza dip!

  14. My favorite is the recipe for the Spicy Beef & Chorizo Grilled Pizza

  15. I want to try the Italian alfredo broccoli strata! Lots of great recipes there!

  16. yum! i’d try the gazpacho recipe

  17. I would try the SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO. This sounds awesome.

  18. That looks delicious! I’d love to try the recipe for the Shrimp Fra Diavolo using the RAGU Homestyle Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce.
    Thank you!


  20. I would love to make the Penne Rigate!

  21. I would like to make the Skillet Lasagna.

  22. I would like to try the Spaghetti Squash with Vegetables

  23. I want to try the Pasta with Shrimp & Feta recipe. Thanks for the chance!

  24. I would like to try the Rustic Italian bowls because I have all of the fresh vegetables from my garden and was looking for a recipe to use the last zucchini in,

  25. the recipe for Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs sounds good

  26. I would love to try the SKILLET CHICKEN PARMESAN. All the recipes looks so amazing!

  27. I would love to try the Penne Primaver! Thanks!

  28. I want to try the Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo with Fettuccine recipe.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  29. My family would love to try the grilled chicken Parmesan. It is one of their favorites but we have not done it with grilled chicken!

  30. I’d like to try the oven baked chicken Parmesan and mamas best ever spaghetti and meatballs.

  31. I would love the grilled Chicken Parmesan sounds delicious


  33. I’d like to try the Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo with Fettuccine! We love alfredo here!

  34. I want to try the Shrimp Fra Diavolo !

  35. I would try the Beef Alfredo chili mac

  36. I would like to try GRILLED CHICKEN PARMESAN.

  37. I’d like to try the Tuscan-Style Sausage Sandwiches

  38. I am most interested in the recipe for the Spicy Beef & Chorizo Grilled Pizza

  39. The Shrimp Fra Diavlo sounds so delicious that it will be first on my list to try!

  40. The Penne Primavera looks great to me!

  41. Oh they all look so good! I really need some new and different meals to cook for my family. I think they are going to go on strike pretty soon. :) I think I would make the SLOW COOKER BEEF WITH RIGATONI first.

  42. I would love to try the rustic italian bowl, it looks amazing!

  43. I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken Parmesan with the Zoodles.

  44. The Spaghetti Puttanesca looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks!

  45. The CAPRESE FARFALLE looks fantastic!

  46. The chili mac and cheese looks good. (all the recipes look quite tasty, to be honest!)

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