Baked Rigatoni

Hey folks…

Today, I’m going to share a twist on one of my favorite dishes: Baked Rigatoni. If you love marinara, pasta, cheese, and meat then you will love this dish.

Here we go…

The culprits:

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Everything was purchased on the cheap at Aldi’s. If you have one near you, stop by. You can’t beat the deals there and everything tastes great!

Ingredients: (picture shows olives. However, I did not use them in this dish)

1.5 lbs of ground meat (your choice but I use ground chuck)

2 – 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes

2 capfuls of Tastefully Simple’s Mama Mia Marinara mix

1 medium onion

2 cups shredded Italian cheese

1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 15 ounce container of ricotta

1 lb rigatoni

2 Tbs olive oil

Let’s get started…

Preheat your oven to 350

Chop your onion up.

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Add olive oil to a pan and sautee the onion.

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Next, add your meat.

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Cook it up until browned.

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Drain the grease.

(Optional) In a separate pan, cook up some sausage.

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Once these are done, I will cut them up into chunks and add to the baking dish.

In a bowl, combine 1.5 cups of italian cheese, park cheese, ricotta, and egg. Mix together.

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(Not pictures) cook your pasta until ALMOST al dente. It’s going to cook further in the oven. Once pasta is cooked, you will be adding to this bowl.

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Back to the pan with the meat. Add 2 can 28 ounces each of crushed tomatoes and 2 capfuls of the mama mia marinara.

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Mix.

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That sauce is so yummy.

Add a couple ladles of sauce to the pasta and mix.

 

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Layer in a baking dish.

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(not pictured) If you made the sausage and it’s been cut up, add now then layer with the rest of the sauce and you should have a half a cup of italian cheese left, put on top. Bake in oven for a half an hour and you will get this yumminess back.

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Plate up and enjoy!

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I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my family does. Trust me, it’s a do over all the time.

Please share any feedback you may have and RT if you wouldn’t mind.

Get more recipes at http://www.johnbokin.com

Talk with you soon!

To your abundance, my friends…

John

The Tastefully Simple guy

 

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