rigatoni pasta with meat sauce plated

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan, crumble and cook ground beef and onion over medium heat until browned and onions have softened. Drain any juices.
  • Add Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.
  • Add the pasta sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat, for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • 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).
  • Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain. Stir pasta water into meat sauce.
  • Combine pasta and pasta sauce in saucepan. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13" or similar baking dish.
  • Cover with a lightly greased piece of foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Optionally, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Bake at 350 degrees F until heated through, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes, until cheese has started to brown.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 461, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 1310mg, Potassium: 849mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 865IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 197mg, Iron: 3.9mg