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Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs

This baked rigatoni with meatballs is a fun take on baked ziti–meatballs are incorporated throughout instead of using a meat sauce, which makes it great for meal prep as you can make them ahead of time!
Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs Recipe | SideChef
This baked rigatoni with meatballs is a fun take on baked ziti–meatballs are incorporated throughout instead of using a meat sauce, which makes it great for meal prep as you can make them ahead of time!
Megan Peterson is a writer and recipe developer based in Charlotte, NC. When she isn't cooking, you can find her teaching Pure Barre or at home spending time with her two kids, husband, and their rescue pup.
https://www.freckleditalian.com/
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Megan Peterson is a writer and recipe developer based in Charlotte, NC. When she isn't cooking, you can find her teaching Pure Barre or at home spending time with her two kids, husband, and their rescue pup.
https://www.freckleditalian.com/
1hr 10min
Total Time
$3.13
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC

Baked Rigatoni

1 lb
Rigatoni
1 jar
(24 oz)
Marinara Sauce
1/4 cup
Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp
plus more for pasta water
1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Meatballs

1 lb
Ground Beef
1/2 cup
Breadcrumbs
2 cloves
Garlic , grated
1/4
White Onion , grated
1 tsp
1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
636
FAT
25.6 g
PROTEIN
48.9 g
CARBS
58.8 g

Author's Notes

Use frozen meatballs for even quicker prep.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Step 2
In a large mixing bowl, combine Ground Beef (1 lb) , Breadcrumbs (1/2 cup) , Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) , Eggs (2) , Garlic (2 cloves) , White Onion (1/4) , Salt (1 tsp) , and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) . Use your hands to combine well.
Step 3
Using a spoon, scoop a small amount of meatball mixture into your hand and roll it into a 1-inch meatball, and place it on a greased sheet pan. Repeat until you've used up all the mixture.
Step 4
Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 25 minutes.
Step 5
While the meatballs are cooking, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Drop Rigatoni (1 lb) in and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Step 6
In a large bowl, combine rigatoni, Marinara Sauce (1 jar) , Salt (1 tsp) , Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 cup) , and Ricotta Cheese (1/4 cup) . Add half of the meatballs and combine gently.
Step 7
Transfer to a greased baking dish and add the remaining meatballs evenly. Top with remaining Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 cup) .
Step 8
Transfer to the oven and bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 25-30 minutes, or refrigerate until ready to serve and bake before serving.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
636
% Daily Value*
Fat
25.6 g
33%
Saturated Fat
8.7 g
43%
Trans Fat
0.6 g
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Cholesterol
151.8 mg
51%
Carbohydrates
58.8 g
21%
Fiber
13.0 g
46%
Sugars
12.8 g
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Protein
48.9 g
98%
Sodium
1758.6 mg
76%
Vitamin D
0.4 µg
2%
Calcium
302.6 mg
23%
Iron
10.4 mg
58%
Potassium
666.7 mg
14%
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