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

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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 now. Get to it!

In Your Box (serves 2)

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

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    997
  • Carbohydrates
    99g
  • Fat
    40g
  • Protein
    53g
  • Sodium
    1601mg

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

  • 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside. While pasta cooks, make meatballs.

  • 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

    Sear the Meatballs

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add meatballs to hot pan and stir often until browned all over, 3-5 minutes.

  • 4

    Finish the Meatballs

    Add marinara and reserved pasta cooking water to pan. Bring to a boil. Cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 3-5 minutes. Stir in pasta.

  • 5

    Finish the Dish

    Transfer meatballs and pasta 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 space on baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and top with remaining garlic. 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 with red pepper flakes (to taste). Bon appétit!

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