Beef Rigatoni Bake

Looking for a warm and filling casserole recipe for dinner tonight? Then check out this cheesy pasta baked with vegetables and ground beef using Progresso® Crushed Tomatoes in just an hour!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

6
oz. (2 cups) uncooked rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges)
1
lb. lean ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped
1
small green bell pepper, chopped
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
(28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1/2
teaspoon dried dill weed, if desired
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic until beef is browned and thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3 Add ground beef mixture, tomatoes and dill to cooked rigatoni; mix well. Pour into sprayed casserole. Cover.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper and garlic until beef is browned and thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  • 3 Add ground beef mixture, tomatoes and dill to cooked rigatoni; mix well. Pour into sprayed casserole. Cover.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Expert Tips

Famous for flavoring pickles, dill gives this beef and pasta bake a light, fresh flavor. Fresh dill may be used in this recipe, but it loses its flavor quickly during cooking. If you do use fresh instead of dried dill wait to stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons of chopped fresh dill until the last 5 minutes of baking time.

Serve this casserole with sourdough rolls and fruit salad.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.