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Cheesy Baked Rigatoni

Cheesy Baked Rigatoni is a delicious and easy comfort food that the entire family loves! This recipe makes a double batch, one for dinner and one for the freezer for a later busy night!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 537kcal
Author Aubrey Cota

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2-27 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic diced
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper

rigatoni bake

  • 2 lbs rigatoni
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs. Italian ground turkey
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 t pepper

Instructions

pasta sauce

  • place olive oil in a large sauce pan or dutch oven and place over med heat
  • add in onion and cook for 5 min or until softened.
  • add in garlic and cook for 2-3 min
  • pour in tomato sauce
  • season with oregano and basil
  • add salt and pepper to taste
  • allow to simmer for 20 to 30 min
  • remove from heat

baked pasta

  • cook pasta according to package directions
  • heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  • cook ground turkey completely breaking up as you cook
  • grease 2 13 x 9 baking dishes
  • in a small bowl combine ricotta cheese, eggs, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup Parmesan, salt and pepper
  • divide the ricotta mixture, ground turkey and pasta sauce evenly between the two baking dishes
  • divide pasta into the two baking dishes and toss with the cheese, cooked ground turkey and sauce
  • top each with 1 cup of mozzarella and 1/2 cup of Parmesan

to bake

  • if frozen defrost
  • preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and pasta is warmed through

Notes

**This recipe is for 2 baked pasta dishes. I make one for dinner that night and the other I freeze for future dinners.**

Nutrition

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1525mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 17.9% | Vitamin C: 9.8% | Calcium: 40.5% | Iron: 17.6%