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Rigatoni Bake

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  • 1 pkg (500 g) Catelli Rigatoni
  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef or pork
  • 2 jars (700 mL each) Catelli Garden Select 6 Vegetable Recipe Country Mushroom Pasta Sauce (or your favourite flavour)
  • 1 container (475 g) ricotta cheese (about 2 cups/500 mL)
  • 4 cups (1 L) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs


Cook rigatoni according to package directions; set aside.

Brown beef; drain off fat. Stir in pasta sauce; simmer 10 minutes.

Combine ricotta cheese, 1 cup (250 mL) mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs.

On bottom of 13 x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish, spread 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) sauce. Top with half each of the cooked rigatoni, ricotta cheese mixture and sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup (250 mL) mozzarella cheese.

Repeat layer, ending with sauce. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350ºF (180ºC) oven until hot and bubbly, about 30-35 minutes.

Let stand 15 minutes.

Serving Size: Serves 6 - 8

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