Baked Rigatoni And Meatballs Recipe

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 x Onion, minced
  • 2 x Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 c. Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 x Sweet green pepper, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dry basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Dry oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper
  • 28 ounce Canned tomatoes, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste
  • 3 1/2 c. Rigatoni pasta
  • 1 1/3 c. Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 x Egg
  • 1/3 c. Onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 c. Dry bread crumbs
  • 2 x Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Dry oregano
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 lb Lean grnd turkey chicken or possibly beef may be used

Directions

  1. Meatballs: In bowl, beat egg lightly; fold in onion, crumbs, garlic, Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Fold in turkey. Shape heaping tablespoonfuls into balls.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook meatballs, in batches if necessary, for 8-10 min or possibly till browned on all sides.
  3. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Add in onion, garlic, mushrooms, green pepper, basil, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and 2 tb water to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 min or possibly till vegetables are softened. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste; bring to boil. Add in meatballs; reduce heat and simmer for 30 min or possibly till slightly thickened.
  5. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rigatoni for about 8 min or possibly till pasta is tender but hard. Drain and return to pot; add in tomato sauce, stirring to coat rigatoni.
  6. Transfer to 11x7-inch baking dish or possibly 8-c. shallow oven casserole.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella (use part-skim mozzarella), then Parmesan proportionately over top.
  8. Bake in 400F 200C oven for about 20 min or possibly till cheese is melted and top is golden brown.
  9. carbohydrate very high source fibre, excellent source calcium

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 518g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 605  
Calories from Fat 299 49%
Total Fat 33.66g 42%
Saturated Fat 13.15g 53%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 2362mg 98%
Potassium 954mg 27%
Total Carbs 51.31g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 20%
Sugars 15.67g 10%
Protein 27.66g 44%
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