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    Awesome Cheesy Rigatoni Bake

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      Set oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Grease a 13 x9-inch casserole dish.
    3. 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. 4
      Cook beef with onions, garlic, seasoned salt and pepper until beef is done and no longer pink; drain off fat.
    5. 5
      Stir in pasta sauce; simmer 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs.
    7. 7
      On the bottom of the casserole dish spread 1-1/2 cups meat sauce.
    8. 8
      Top with half each, the cooked rigatoni, ricotta cheese mixture and meat sauce.
    9. 9
      Repeat layer ending with meat sauce.
    10. 10
      Top with remaining cheese.
    11. 11
      Bake uncovered until hot and bubbly, about 30-35 minutes.
    12. 12
      Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
    13. 13
      Note: canned sliced mushrooms may be added to meat sauce if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 28, 2009


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

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    • on January 04, 2008


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

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    • on November 14, 2007


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Awesome Cheesy Rigatoni Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (611 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1256.0
    Calories from Fat 507
    Total Fat 56.4 g
    Saturated Fat 27.2 g
    Cholesterol 352.9 mg
    Sodium 2177.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 111.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 29.1 g
    Protein 73.5 g

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