Meal Kit

Rigatoni Meatball Bake

with garlic bread

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check 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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What Is there to say about a rigatoni meatball bake that hasn't been said? It's comfort food, but you already know that. It's tasty and filling, but that's obvious. It's got two gorgeous cheeses, nutty Parmesan and gooey mozzarella… but why even go into that. We know you like it, you know that we know that you like it… there's just the ordering and the cooking left to do.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    1 French Roll
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs
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    5 oz. Rigatoni
  • 8 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 0.125 oz. Oregano

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 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish

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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using ground turkey, follow same directions as ground beef, cooking until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  • If using Impossible Meat, follow same instructions as ground beef in Steps 2, 3, and 4 cooking until meatballs are browned all over, 6-8 minutes.

  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

    While pasta cooks, make meatballs.

  2. 2

    Make the Meatballs

    Mince garlic.

    Stem and mince oregano.

    Combine ground beef, half the garlic (reserve remaining for garlic bread), oregano, Parmesan, panko, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.

    Form mixture into eight meatballs, about the size of ping-pong balls.

  3. 3

    Sear the Meatballs

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add meatballs to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned all over, 3-5 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Meatballs

    Add marinara and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 3-5 minutes.

    Stir in pasta. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Bake Meatballs and Finish Dish

    Transfer pasta and meatballs to prepared casserole dish. Top with mozzarella and place on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips.

    Halve French roll, if necessary. Place on empty side of baking sheet, cut side up, and top with remaining garlic and 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Bake in hot oven until cheese is melted and roll is lightly browned, 5-7 minutes.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing pasta with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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