Rigatoni Meatball Bake

with garlic bread

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • Info
    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • 12 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • Info
    1 oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • Info
    1 Mini Baguette
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    978
  • Carbohydrates
    101g
  • Fat
    41g
  • Protein
    49g
  • Sodium
    1690mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Halve roll, if necessary. Crush croutons. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, Italian seasoning, half the crushed croutons (reserve remaining for topping), half the garlic (reserve remaining for garlic bread), a pinch of Parmesan (reserve remaining for bread and pasta), ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

  • Step 3 - Form and Sear Meatballs
    3

    Form and Sear Meatballs

    Form ground beef mixture into eight equal-sized meatballs, about the size of a ping-pong ball. Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan. Stir occasionally until browned all over, 6-9 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Finish the Pasta and Garlic Bread
    4

    Finish the Pasta and Garlic Bread

    Reduce heat to medium and stir in marinara sauce. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir in cooked pasta. Transfer pasta and meatballs to prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining crushed croutons and half the remaining Parmesan (reserve remaining for bread). Place casserole dish on one half of prepared baking sheet to catch any drips. Place bread, cut side up, on empty half of baking sheet. Drizzle each half with 1 tsp. olive oil and top with remaining garlic and remaining Parmesan. Bake in hot oven until bread is golden and meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Serve family-style. Bon appétit!