Crock Pot Italian Sausage Rigatoni Recipe is a one pot meal perfect for busy families and hungry kiddos. The Italian sausage give the pasta an amazing flavor for a dinner everyone will go crazy over.
Crock Pot Italian Sausage Rigatoni Recipe
Everything you need for a delicious dinner is in the crock pot. You will love coming home to dinner ready to enjoy.
This slow cooker pasta is one of our go to recipes during busy weeks. Simply toss and go and let the slow cooker do all the work.
Our family loves this Italian dish and each bite is so amazing. The diced tomatoes blend perfectly with the seasonings and make a meal you will want to make often!
What is good to serve with Italian sausage rigatoni?
Serve it with a salad and you have a complete meal. It is so easy!
This recipe stays on our regular menu plan rotation because everyone just loves it and it is SO easy to put together. Add some garlic bread and you are set.
Learn how to freeze garlic bread. This is a great time saving tip plus saves you money too!
The bread is optional but it is perfect to get every last drop of that amazing tomato sauce. Yum!
Another tasty bread idea is Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe. Oh my those are so tasty if you have the extra time to make them.
Make sure you have a good slow cooker to make crock pot sausage rigatoni.
If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that and have fewer pans to clean up.
It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
I also really like this crockpot as well. I use this all the time and it’s great.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.
I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
Ingredients for slow cooker Italian sausage casserole:
- ground Italian Sausage
- minced garlic
- petite diced tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- Italian Seasoning
- salt and pepper
- beef broth
- mozzarella cheese
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese (optional)
How to make slow cooker sausage rigatoni:
In a skillet, cook the ground Italian Sausage until brown. If you have a Ninja like we do, just brown the meat in the same crock pot.
Add the ground sausage to the crock pot.
Next, add in onion, seasonings, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook.
Last, add the pasta 30 minutes before serving. It will look very watery but don’t worry the pasta will soak it up.
Cover and cook until the desired tenderness is reached with the pasta.
Stir in the mozzarella cheese until melted.
Serve immediately and top with parmesan cheese if desired.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
Italian sausage slow cooker recipes are easy to prepare and budget friendly.
This is one of those recipes that once you try it, you will put into your regular meal plan rotation. We love it, because we often get the ingredients for really cheap thanks to sales and coupons.
The great thing about this recipe is you can change the recipe to adapt to what you have on hand. You can use ground beef instead of the ground Italian sausage or whatever is in your freezer.
Another option to try is ground turkey or turkey sausage instead and your family will never notice the difference. You could even omit the meal all together and add a ricotta mixture to this recipe.
It is so versatile and easy to make! Plus, the crock pot makes it just so easy!
Easy tip for crock pot sausage meals:
Save time and use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions in this recipe.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Italian sausage recipes are so delicious!
The slow cooker simmers everything together for such an amazing meal that is quick and easy. Feel free to try pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce or even marinara in this meal.
We have used lots of things instead of the tomato sauce in a pinch and it was still so amazing. We love a pepper onion mixture with the sauce and oh my it is so good!
You must give this delicious recipe a try!
Print this crock pot Italian sausage rigatoni recipe below:
Crock Pot Italian Sausage Rigatoni Recipe
- 1 pound ground Italian Sausage
- 16 oz package of uncooked Rigatoni
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 – 16 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 – 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 3 cups beef broth
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese optional
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground Italian sausage until it is brown. (Or use your Ninja)
- Add to a 6 quart slow cooker.
- Add in onion, seasonings, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
- 30 minutes before serving stir in the pasta. It will look very watery but don’t worry the pasta will soak it up. Cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes until the desired tenderness is reached.
- Stir in the mozzarella cheese until melted.
- Serve immediately and top with parmesan cheese if desired.
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