My son and nephew, both in their early 30's, wanted pasta for dinner last night. This recipe was so fast and easy I decided to give it a go. BIG hit! I adjusted the portions to feed six but the three of us devoured the entire thing. I wrapped some garlic bread in aluminum foil and tossed it in the oven next to the baking dish. While it was cooking I tossed a salad and set the table. Just 35-minutes from start to sit-down. Fast, Filling and Fabulous!
We love this recipe! My family inhales it. I add chopped baby portabella mushrooms and chopped zucchini as well as fresh basil when I have it. I also sprinkle some parsley on top. It's amazeballs.
This recipe is good for a weeknight family dinner. It is nothing special. I would recommend making your own sauce instead of using a jar sauce if you can. It is nice that it has fewer calories, as long as your serving size is one cup.
My husband is a Rigatoni fan, his favorite type of pasta. So I saw this and thought I'd give it a try. We loved it! Very tasty. I also made the tomato sauce and froze the leftovers which I used again after a couple of weeks but with tagliateli since I didn't have any rigatoni on hand. We also ate the leftovers the next day. A regular in my kitchen.
This was probably the most delicious baked pasta dish (besides lasagna of course). I will completely make this again... very yummy and easy to make!
This tastes great and is very easy to make. I found it to be extremely satisfying and filling for 300 calories a serving. Instead of homemade Tomato Sauce, I used store bought. It tastes very similar to spaghetti - so I wouldn't say it is really unique or special - but I think it is much easier to have accurate serving sizes out of a casserole dish. So if you are really watching what you eat - this is a good choice! The leftovers heat up great!!
Excellent, easy, and quick recipe! It will be a staple in our home.
This is a regular in my kitchen. Nice and easy when you can't think of anything else to make. I can't believe it's only 300 calories per serving!
"Good, solid recipe" is the perfect description. Nothing fancy, but a tasty and satisfying weeknight dinner. I made a half batch for 3 people and had leftovers even though 2 of us went back for seconds. I used whole wheat penne, a very flavorful homemade tomato sauce with lots of herbs, and also sauteed some onion and garlic with the beef and seasoned it with dried thyme, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. I didn't have mozzarella, so I used pre-shredded Mexican blend cheese mixed in with the pasta and then topped it with a mixture of smoked gouda and fresh grated parmesan. My only complaint was that it was almost *too* meaty... I would add a little more pasta next time. Served with fresh bread and green beans... good comfort food!
Did not care for the rigatoni. Too much trouble without the wows.
Excellent recipe! Husband gave it a 10!