Rigatoni Pasta Bake

Rigatoni Pasta Bake with minced beef

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This is our version of delicious pasta bake rigatoni recipe, that is perfect for dinner. This is easy pasta bake recipe with minced meat, two types of cheese, tomato paste and spinach.

Rigatoni Pasta Bake

Who doesn’t love pasta with cheese&meat? This is perfect for dinner, the baking process helps to incorporate all the flavors and melt the cheese. You can use any pasta, but rigatoni is best for stuffing in all that cheesy-meaty filling inside. And as you need to eat some greens – add some spinach too.

Here is video recipe:

This recipe makes it for a few days (if you aren’t very hungry), it’s a 7×10 inch / 18×25 cm baking tray. I recommend to serve it with extra tomato sauce!

 

Rigatoni Pasta Bake
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Rigatoni Pasta Bake with minced beef

This is our version of delicious pasta bake rigatoni recipe, that is perfect for dinner! Easy pasta bake rigatoni recipe. 

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Author: Cooking Journey
Ingredients
  • 250 g Rigatoni
  • 500 g minced beef
  • 2 handfuls spinach leaves chopped
  • 1,5 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 250 g tomato puree + extra for serving
  • 1/4 cup hard cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Cook rigatoni in boiled water with salt at minimum time – about 8 minutes. Drain and leave in the same pot for later.

  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan, put minced beef. Cook it, frequently stirring, separating the lumps. Season it with salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, don't overcook it. Add Italian seasoning.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C

  4. Gently combine cooked beef with rigatoni.

  5. Add 1 jar of tomato puree and combine it with pasta and beef.

  6. Then add freshly chopped spinach, combine again. 

  7. Add shredded mozzarella. 

  8. Place pasta in the baking dish. Bake for about 20 minutes.

  9. Now return the pasta from the oven, but don't turn it off. Grate some cheese on top. Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese just melts.

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