Baked Rigatoni Bolognese

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese.

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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To make this baked pasta, I started by boiling some rigatoni noodles, draining them and then returning them to the empty cooking pot.

cooked rigatoni noodles

While the noodles were cooking, I browned some ground beef in a large frying pan.

browned ground beef in a frying pan

Once the beef was fully cooked I added it to the pot with the noodles. 

I also added some marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese to the pot.

shredded mozzarella, cooked ground beef and marinara sauce dumped on top of rigatoni noodles.

Then I stirred all of the ingredients together really well.

I dumped the pasta into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

rigatoni bolognese in a baking dish

Then I sprinkled some shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan on top.

shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top of rigatoni before baking

I baked the pasta until the cheese was fully melted and just starting to brown around the edges.

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

This cheesy rigatoni loaded with ground beef is a hearty meal perfect for cold weather.

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

If you are looking for an easy and delicious dinner idea be sure to try this Baked Rigatoni Bolognese!

Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

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Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Baked Rigatoni Bolognese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins
 
Baked Rigatoni Bolognese is an easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with cheese. This pasta with ground beef and marinara sauce, is topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked rigatoni, rigatoni bolognese
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 648 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Cook rigatoni noodles according to the directions on the package. Drain and return the cooked noodles to the empty cooking pot.

  3. While the pasta is cooking, brown the ground beef in a frying pan over medium-high heat, with a dab of butter or margarine.

  4. Add the dehydrated minced onion, salt and pepper to the ground beef as it's cooking.

  5. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, dump it into the pot with the pasta.

  6. Add the marinara sauce and 2 cups of the mozzarella to the pasta pot as well.

  7. Stir all of the ingredients together really well and then dump the pasta into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly.

  8. Sprinkle the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese on top as well as the Parmesan cheese.

  9. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese is completely melted and just starting to brown around the edges of the pan. 16-18 minutes.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

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