Friday, April 1, 2011

Baked Rigatoni

I love pasta!  It's cheap, filling, and can feed a crowd.  I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a try.  This is one meal that my whole family enjoys, which is quite an accomplishment!  I have altered it just a bit, so here's my version.

Baked Rigatoni
12 oz. rigatoni, cooked and drained according to package directions
1 cup cottage cheese (you can use ricotta, but we prefer cottage cheese)
2 cups mozzarella, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
26-oz jar marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, place rigatoni, cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, Parmesan, and a little more than half of the marinara sauce.

Stir to combine.  Place mixture in a 9 x 13 baking pan and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Pair this with a veggie or green salad and garlic bread and you've got yourself a meal!

Made with ricotta.
Made with cottage cheese.

P.S. regarding Pampered Chef Mini Measure-All Giveaway:  Congratulations to Georgia B., winner of our first ever Near to Nothing giveaway!!  Be sure to let us know how you use your new measuring cup!  Thanks to all who entered.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This was delicious thank you! I added ground beef and some seasonings...

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