This is a never-fail recipe for me — I’ve been making it for almost as long as I’ve been cooking. During our Snowpocalypse last week (where they predicted six inches but we got, like, 1/2-inch), I thought it would be a perfect meal. The kids love it because it’s so warm and hearty, full of flavor, and comfort food at its finest. I love it because it gives us two full meals — we can eat it for dinner one night and lunch or dinner the next day. Perfect for a blizzard. Or a predicted blizzard.
Also, did I mention it was 70 degrees only 36 hours later? Welcome to Kansas, friends.
p.s. You can change out the rigatoni for whatever pasta you have on hand. You can also use ground beef in place of the sausage, if you prefer. You can make this ahead of time, refrigerate, and bake when ready.