Ricotta Rigatoni with Meatballs

Ricotta Rigatoni with Meatballs
Ricotta Rigatoni with Meatballs

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    lb ground beef

  • 2

    teaspoons dried basil divided

  • 2

    teaspoons dried oregano -divided

  • 1

    teaspoon salt -salt

  • 1/2

    cup bread crumbs

  • 1/2

    cup grated parmesan

  • 5

    cloves garlic - thinly sliced

  • 3

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    cans crushed tomatoes

  • 1

    teaspoon onion powder

  • 1

    15-ounce container ricotta cheese

  • 1 lb box rigatoni - cooked according to

  • package

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350. 2) Make meatballs by combining ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon basil, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, bread crumbs, & parmesan. Form into balls (size of your choice) and place in a large baking dish. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes depending on the size of your meatballs. 3) Start water boiling for pasta. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet on low to medium heat. Add garlic slices and saute for 2 minutes. Add cans of tomatoes, 1 1/2 teaspoons of basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, & 1 teaspoon of onion powder. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. 4) Serve pasta topped with meatballs, sauce, and 1 scoop of ricotta cheese

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