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Baked Rigatoni and Meatballs

 

91

Yield

4

servings

Prep

70

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 each onions
chopped
2 each garlic cloves
minced
3 cups mushrooms
sliced
1 each green bell peppers
chopped
1 ½ teaspoons basil
dried
*
1 ½ teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
dried
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
28 ounces tomatoes, canned
chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 ½ cups pasta, rigatoni
*
1 ⅓ cups mozzarella cheese
shredded
*
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
freshly grated
Meatballs
1 each eggs
cup onions
finely chopped
¼ cup bread crumbs
2 each garlic cloves
minced
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
freshly grated
1 teaspoon oregano
dried
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 pound ground turkey
lean, or chicken or beef

Directions

Meatballs: In bowl, beat egg lightly; mix in onion, crumbs, garlic, Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix in turkey. Shape heaping tablespoonfuls into balls.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook meatballs, in batches if necessary, for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.

Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, green pepper, basil, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons water to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste; bring to boil. Add meatballs; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rigatoni for about 8 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm. Drain and return to pot; add tomato sauce, stirring to coat rigatoni.

Transfer to 11x7-inch baking dish or 8-cup shallow oven casserole. Sprinkle mozzarella (use part-skim mozzarella), then Parmesan evenly over top.

Bake in 400℉ (200℃) 200C oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 503g (17.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 52947% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 1744mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars g
Protein 89g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 88%
Calcium 34% Iron 34%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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