rigatoni pasta with meat sauce plated
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Rigatoni Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Ashley Fehr
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This easy baked Rigatoni Pasta is made with a homemade tomato-based meat sauce and tons of mozzarella cheese!
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  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups tomato pasta sauce about 2 jars
  • 1 lb Rigatoni pasta about 500 g
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

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  1. In a large saucepan, crumble and cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until browned and onions have softened. Drain any juices.
  2. Add Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add the pasta sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add rigatoni, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook just until al dente (it will continue to cook in the oven).
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain. Stir pasta water into meat sauce.
  6. Combine pasta and pasta sauce in saucepan. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13" or similar baking dish.
  7. Cover with a lightly greased piece of foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Optionally, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Bake at 350 degrees F until heated through, about 30-40 minutes.
  9. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes, until cheese has started to brown.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 461, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 1310mg, Potassium: 849mg, Carbohydrates: 53g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 865%, Vitamin C: 12%, Calcium: 197%, Iron: 3.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword baked rigatoni, rigatoni