Awesome Cheesy Rigatoni Bake

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 5-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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