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Cheesy Rigatoni Bake - Recipe

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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Cheesy Rigatoni Bake Recipe
  • 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.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
Servings: 12
-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)