Easy Baked Rigatoni
Easy Baked Rigatoni
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Perfect for a family meal, this Baked Rigatoni recipe is simple but delicious! It's a comforting pasta bake full of rigatoni, a hearty meat sauce, and cheese.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta (450g)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (450g)
  • 1 pound ground sausage (450g)
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (24-ounce/677g)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1½ tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (336g)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (85g)
  • Basil for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground beef and sausage. Cook, breaking up the meat while stirring frequently until browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the marinara sauce, chopped basil, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to combine.
  6. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  7. Spread half of the pasta mixture into the dish. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella and half of the parmesan over the pasta. Top with the remaining pasta mixture and mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Place on a baking sheet to catch any drips.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the sauce is bubbly. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil, if desired.

 

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