Baked Rigatoni satisfies lasagna cravings without all the hassle. Try this dish for a simple take on a traditional dish with all the same flavors.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Yields: 4 Servings
8 ounces Mueller's® Rigatoni
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15-1/2 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
3Meanwhile, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 4 minutes, or until meat is lightly browned. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
4In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, milk and salt. Add rigatoni to cheese mixture and toss to coat.
5Spoon half the rigatoni mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella on top, then add 1 cup meat sauce mixture. Repeat layers with remaining pasta, cheese, and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
6Bake 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Serve with a green salad and warm bread for a complete meal.