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Cheesy Pasta Pie

  • Author: Autumn Reo of


Give your holidays an Italian twist with this Cheesy Pasta Pie that’s a creative twist on a family favorite featuring rigatoni, marinara and all the cheese!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken, turkey or other protein
  • 1 16 ounce jar Barilla Marinara Sauce
  • 1 pound Barilla Rigatoni Pasta
  • 1 package Galbani Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add ground protein and brown. Add ½ jar of marinara to pan.
  4. While cooking, boil rigatoni until al dente (about 8-10 minutes.)
  5. Drain pasta and add other ½ off of marinara to pasta and toss.
  6. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Place on a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Arrange pasta vertically in the prepped pan. Pack the rigatoni tightly.
  8. Spread the meat sauce on top of the pasta.
  9. Lay sliced mozzarella across the top of the pie. Sprinkle parmesan cheese (optional.)
  10. Bake the pasta pie in the oven for 375 degrees F for 15-20 (until melted.)
  11. Place on serving plate, then remove springform ring and serve.