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    Easy Baked Rigatoni With Ground Beef and Mushrooms

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    55 mins

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Store bought pasta sauce makes this dish easy but you may use homemade pasta sauce for this recipe, Classico Tomato and Basil flavor pasta sauce works well for this, the success of this recipe will really depend on which pasta sauce you use, you may increase the sauce amount to taste, zita or penne pasta can be used in place of the rigatoni if desired.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Grease a medium casserole dish (or a dish large enough to hold the mixture).
    3. 3
      In a skillet cook the whole small mushrooms in a little oil or butter until all the moisture has evaporated (about 10 minutes) remove to an extra large bowl.
    4. 4
      To the same skillet add in the ground beef with chili flakes, onions, garlic and red bell pepper; cook until beef is no longer pink and the veggies are tender (about 12-15 minutes).
    5. 5
      Season with salt and pepper; drain any fat, then add to the bowl with the cooked mushrooms.
    6. 6
      To the bowl with the beef and mushrooms, add in all the sauce and 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (or to taste) toss well to combine.
    7. 7
      Add in the cooked pasta and toss again.
    8. 8
      Transfer the mixture to a greased casserole dish.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
    10. 10
      Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and bubbly.
    11. 11
      Remove from oven and sprinkle about 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese on top.
    12. 12
      Return to oven and continue to bake until the cheese has melted (about 5-6 minutes).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 30, 2011

      55

      This was a big hit at my house! It was really easy to make. I added extra sauce and cheese and it was yummy! When hubby says "keep this recipe"...I know I have found a winner.

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    • on May 24, 2007

      45

      This was pretty good but I think next time I'd like to add more sauce just because we like our casseroles a little more "saucy". I had everything I needed already chopped and in the freezer for this (onion, bell pepper etc.) so It made throwing it together a snap. A good quick weeknight meal. Thank's Carol!!

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    • on May 03, 2007

      55

      This is very good and very cheesy! The flavor of the ground beef/mushroom mixture is wonderful! I will make this often!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Baked Rigatoni With Ground Beef and Mushrooms

    Serving Size: 1 (872 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1377.0
     
    Calories from Fat 497
    36%
    Total Fat 55.2 g
    84%
    Saturated Fat 28.1 g
    140%
    Cholesterol 154.7 mg
    51%
    Sodium 2831.2 mg
    117%
    Total Carbohydrate 148.8 g
    49%
    Dietary Fiber 16.8 g
    67%
    Sugars 41.1 g
    164%
    Protein 70.2 g
    140%

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