Cheesy Rigatoni Bake Recipe

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A cheesy rigatoni and sauce bake that makes a hearty meal. Add a leafy salad and garlic toast for a complete meal.
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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can tomato juice - 46 oz.
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 ounces rigatoni
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (more if desired)
Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
30 mins
1.25 hrs
  • Grease the baking dish on the bottom and sides; set aside.
  • Brown the ground beef and onion in a large skillet; drain grease. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add the tomato juice, tomato soup, butter, and sugar. Stir together and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it thickens slightly.
  • While sauce is simmering cook the rigatoni until al dente (still having a slight bite to it). Drain but do not rinse.
  • Add half of the rigatoni to the bottom of the greased baking dish. Pour half the sauce over the rigatoni. Then sprinkle 1 cup of Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of Mozzarella cheese over the sauce. Repeat these layers.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and place in an oven preheated to 350° F. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to set for 5 or 10 minutes before serving.
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"This pasta dish was pretty good and very easy to make. My pasta got a little too soft. Next time I think I might try a smaller tube pasta and make sure I don't overcook it."
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