Meal Kit

Rigatoni Meatball Bake

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

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

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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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

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Serve family-style. Bon appétit!

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