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Baked Rigatoni with Beef


The whole family is happy when Baked Rigatoni with Beef is on the menu. Easy to prepare, it's perfect for a hearty and filling weeknight meal.

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  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar tomato basil pasta sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Small fresh basil leaves, if desired


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.

Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.

In baking dish, stir together cooked pasta, beef, pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with basil.

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