Rigatoni to rival any restaurant on your table in 30 minutes! This Rigatoni recipe is destined to become a family favorite! It’s easy, comforting, creamy and most importantly, ridiculously delicious! This Rigatoni recipe is busting with hot Italian sausage, sweet bell peppers and spinach smothered in a hearty, flavor bursting tomato cream sauce. This rigatoni is creamy addictive comfort food you can’t live without and bonus it’s make-ahead friendly, freezer friendly and easy to customize with your favorite veggies!
Yes! This Rigatoni recipe reheats beautifully so you can make it entirely in advance then refrigerate until ready to reheat. You have three different options when it comes to making in advance: you can microwave smaller portions, reheat in a skillet, or transfer it to a 9×13 baking dish then bake. I like to add additional cheese on top when baking.
This rigatoni recipe freezes well with the exception of the bell peppers. Some people might think they’re okay frozen, but I personally don’t like their texture. If you know you are going to freeze the rigatoni, then I would substitute the bell peppers with half celery and half carrots. You can freeze the rigatoni in airtight containers or freezer bags to reheat in a skillet or you can transfer to a freezer safe baking dish, top with cheese, cover and freeze. You could even portion it out into individual portions then freeze.