two meat rigatoni pasta bake

Two Meat Rigatoni Pasta Bake

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. All opinions are entirely my own.

My household loves pasta, but I tire easily of the usual pasta dishes. This Two Meat Rigatoni Pasta Bake is a little different because I use Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage and ground hamburger to spice it up. You can also prep most of the dish ahead of time, and bake it when you’re ready to eat.

two meat rigatoni pasta bake

two meat rigatoni pasta bake

I found this Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage at Meijer.

My son would eat pasta every day of the week if I would cook it and he also loves sausage, so this combines two his favorite foods. It also makes great leftovers, if your family can’t eat the entire pan. There were three of us eating Sunday lunch, so I sent half the pan to Jeremy’s parents and saved a bowl for Gabe to eat later.


Two Meat Rigatoni Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Dinner
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean® Regular Flavor Pork Sausage Roll
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 16 ounces rigatoni
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced mushrooms
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 24 ounces tomato and basil pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups mozzarella
  • ½ parmesan cheese
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Brown Jimmy Dean® Regular Flavor Pork Sausage and hamburger meat.
  3. Drain fat and set aside meat in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add two tablespoons olive oil to the skillet.
  5. Brown onions and mushrooms over medium heat.
  6. Add tomatoes and pasta sauce until it starts to bubble.
  7. Add ricotta cheese to ground meat
  8. Stir in contents of the skillet
  9. Add to a greased 9x13 baking dish
  10. Top with parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese
  11. Bake at 350 until cheese starts to melt and brown, roughly 20-25 minutes

rigatoni sausage bake

two meat rigatoni pasta bake

two meat rigatoni sausage bake

Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage is available in three flavors, Regular/Original, Mild, and Hot. It’s an easy way to spice up your favorite dishes. Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage is versatile, and can be added to most recipes. 

jimmy dean sausage

sausage smashed burger

We also made this delicious Sausage Smashed Burger Recipe from Jimmy Dean®.

Sausage Smashed Burger Recipe

This restaurant trending burger is coming to your home. Use Jimmy Dean® Roll Sausage with caramelized onions smashed together in a skillet or char-grill and topped with jarlsberg cheese. Layered between brioche bread, charred tomato, pickled cucumbers, shaved Brussel sprouts with garlic mayonnaise.

Serving size: 4

Prep time: 25 minutes

Inactive time: 1 hour

Cook time: 45 minutes


1 pound Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage

½ cup Homemade Pickles, see recipe below

1 cup Sprout Slaw, see recipe below

4 cups diced onions

2 tablespoons oil

¼ cup unsalted butter

8 slices brioche bread

2 tomatoes, sliced

1 cup shredded jarlsberg cheese

Homemade Pickles

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup water

½ cucumber, seeded and sliced

Sprout Slaw

2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon garlic paste


  • Combine sugar, vinegar and water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add cucumber slices. Refrigerate for an hour before use, the cucumbers will be tender yet still have texture.
  • Combine Brussels sprouts, mayonnaise and garlic paste in a mixing bowl; keep refrigerated until use.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add onions, butter and cook on medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring often until onions are tender. Drain and reserve excess butter to toast bread slices, refrigerate onions until cooled.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of reserved onion butter in the same skillet over medium. Toast 2 slices of bread at a time until desired doneness, repeat with remaining ingredients and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat the tomato slices until a slight charring occurs, set aside. 
  • Combine the sausage and caramelized onions together in a mixing bowl. Divide the sausage mix into 4 equal parts and roll into individual ball-shapes. Using the same skillet, smash the sausage into the skillet with a flat spatula until you have your desired thickness. Cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until the natural juices run clear. Finish with the shredded cheese and let melt before removing from the skillet. You can cook them all in the same skillet or two at a time. Layer the burger between toasted bread with tomatoes, pickles and slaw. 

sausage smashed burger

I was slightly skeptical about a burger made entirely of sausage, but the flavor combination of the sausage smashed burger and the toppings were delicious. We’ll definitely make them again.

sausage smashed burger

What do you do to gather your family around the table? Have you ever added Jimmy Dean® Rolled Sausage to a recipe or substituted it in a dish?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. All opinions are entirely my own.

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