Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a delicious pasta dish that I have make quite often, this will also work well using penne --- cooking time does not include cooking the pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 13 x9-inch casserole dish.
  3. Cook the rigatoni until firm-tender (do not overcook as it will cook more when baked) toss with 2 tbsp oil to prevent drying out; set aside.
  4. Cook beef with onions, garlic, seasoned salt and pepper until beef is done and no longer pink; drain off fat.
  5. Stir in pasta sauce; simmer 20 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs.
  7. On the bottom of the casserole dish spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce.
  8. Top with half each, the cooked rigatoni, ricotta cheese mixture and meat sauce.
  9. Repeat layer ending with meat sauce.
  10. Top with remaining cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, about 30-35 minutes.
  12. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
  13. Note: canned sliced mushrooms may be added to meat sauce if desired.


Most Helpful

This was excellent! And I loved that we had leftovers for the next day. I would definitely make this again.

the Jilb March 28, 2009

This was good. Tastes like lasagna without all the work. Thanks for a tasty easy recipe!!

Coastiehoney January 04, 2008

Really good, except next time - and there will be a next time - I'm going to make a smaller version. We're not big on leftovers here and this makes a lot! Thanks.

HEP MEP November 14, 2007

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