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Pasta is one of the most incredible creations on the planet. You can use pasta for many things such as pasta salads, spaghetti, lasagna, and more. And, If your one to enjoy all things pasta, then this recipe is for you. This Rigatoni Pasta Bake is great for a family dinner or to enjoy with friends on any occasion.
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– 1 lb. rigatoni pasta – 1 lb. ground beef – 2 links Italian sausage casings removed – 28 ounce crushed tomatoes – 30 ounce (2 cans) tomato sauce – 2 Tbsp. tomato paste – 1 tsp. garlic powder – 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning – 1/2 teaspoon sugar – 1/8 tsp salt to taste – 1/4 tsp pepper – 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded
In a large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. In a 3 Qt saucepan, brown ground beef and sausage, on medium, until crumbly and cooked through. Stir crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Stir in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Allow to simmer 3 – 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to combine. If the sauce seems a little thick, add a small amount of water. Gently stir pasta into sauce.
Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add half the pasta and sauce mixture to the baking dish. Sprinkle half the Mozzarella and Parmesan over the pasta. Repeat with a second layer.
Bake in preheated 325 oven, covered with foil, for 20-25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 – 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.