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Beef Rigatoni Bake

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

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

Steps

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
390
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Protein
25g
25%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
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.
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