Sabroso Saturday: Kickin’ Baked Rigatoni #PAMperfection

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health.


This past week, the boys and I tried a Pam receta/recipe, I received when I began working with Pam. It came with my initial package and contained PAM, a Pyrex baking pan and more [To win your own PAM prize pack click HERE – 5 Winners]. Yet as cool as that was, I have to tell you this recipe was cooler! Why? Because it was super easy to make, the boys LOVED it, and it made enough for three days!

I love being able to cook ahead. It gives me time in the week to relax. Less stress and no mess always makes for a happy Mommy, verdad / right?

If you try the recipe out, let me know! I would love to hear what you thought of it.
Enjoy & have a Sabroso Saturday!

Kickin’ Baked Rigatoni


•PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

•1 package (16 oz) dry rigatoni pasta, uncooked

•1 pound Italian pork sausage links, casings removed

•1 medium onion, chopped

•1 can (28 oz) Hunt’s Crushed Tomatoes

•2 cans (10 oz each) Ro-Tel Hot Diced Tomatoes with Habaneros, undrained

•2 cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided


1.Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray your baking dish, sides and bottom, with cooking spray. set aside.

2.Cook pasta according to package directions. Do not over-cook.

3.While pasta is cooking, cook sausage and diced onion in large non stick skillet over medium high heat until sausage is crumbled and no longer pink. make sure to stir frequently. Drain.

4.Add both crushed and undrained tomatoes to sausage mixture. Mix well and bring to a boil. reduce heat to medium -low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally!

5.Drain pasta and return it to pan. Add sausage mixture and 1 cup of cheese. Mix lightly. Spoon onto baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.

6. Cover with aluminum foil sprayed lightly with cooking spray, making sure you put the spray side down. Bake about 20 minutes pr until hot.

7. Serve with a side dish (rice, veggies, etc.) and enjoy!


Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share?

If you’re a blogger, add a DIRECT link to your recipe below. If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina@latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday Recipe” in the Subject line. If I’m able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!

Enjoy & have a Sabroso Saturday!

Disclosure: LOAM is a Pam sponsored Blogger; however, experiences and thoughts are our own – como siempre! /as always!. You can find coupons and more at PAM’s Facebook Page.

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Schmidty October 23, 2011, 9:18 pm

    This sounds great! I’m going to use a sausage mixture of fresh cajun pork sausage and the italian sausage. The recipe looks super easy!

  • Patricia October 24, 2011, 12:19 pm

    Looks simple and yummy. I think I will use the mild rotel instead. I am a chicken when it comes to spicy.

  • yesi October 24, 2011, 3:24 pm

    Looks yummy!very easy! thanks!

  • Sandra October 24, 2011, 3:48 pm

    mmmmm i like you recipes thanks

  • Sabrina October 24, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Sounds yummy!

  • Rachel October 24, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Sounds and looks delicioso! Buen provecho!
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  • Carmen Ortiz October 24, 2011, 9:46 pm

    I love pasta. Your recipe is easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • ellen October 26, 2011, 10:42 am

    Mild rotel for me also! I love rotel but that can get a bit spicy. I would replace the sausage too with hamburger but only because I dont care for it. This sounds like a nice cool weather dish, and yep I *heart* PAM for easy cleanups!

  • Franc October 28, 2011, 2:10 pm

    Wow, what a nice pasta recipe! I mentioned in another comment that I’m now trying out baked goodies after intentionally avoiding the oven for quite some time, just to finally initiate me with the art of using the oven. While this recipe is not really wholly baked—I mean it’s just part of the process of cooking the pasta and not the actual means of cooking it—at least it involves the oven, and it’s good enough for me, hehehe… Will be trying this out this weekend! :)

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