Cheesy Baked Rigatoni


12 ounces rigatoni pasta
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2.Cook rigatoni according to package directions until al dente or firm; drain. Place in a large bowl and add ricotta cheese, garlic powder, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, and the mushrooms; mix well.

3.Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce evenly over bottom of baking dish. Spoon rigatoni mixture over sauce, then cover with remaining sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

4.Cover and bake 45 minutes, or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and bake 10 more minutes.