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If you love meatballs & pasta...
"Made this tonight and while it was very good, it takes far longer than 1 hour and 20 min. It was 2 hours in total. Also the green pepper was a bit overpowering. I would make again but would either use jarred sauce or precooked meatballs."- kimallisonsnow
Top-ranked recipe named "Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs"
In bowl, beat egg lightly; mix in onion, crumbs, garlic, parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix in turkey. Shape heaping tablespoonfuls into balls.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook meatballs, in batches if necessary, for 8-10 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
Add 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 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste; bring to boil. Add meatballs; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook rigatoni for about 8 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm. Drain and return to pot; add tomato sauce, stirring to coat rigatoni.
Transfer to 11x7-inch baking dish or 8-cup shallow oven casserole. Sprinkle mozzarella (use part-skim mozzarella), then Parmesan evenly over top.
Bake in 400F oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden.
I usually omit the mushrooms and substitute 1 chopped red bell pepper, and use inexpensive ground beef. Using a 13x9 Pyrex casserole also works.
LarisaS 3 months agoPretty good, will modify next time I make though
MauraSpeckt 8 months agoThis is such a delicious recipe! Everyone guests included sang its praises. The meatballs were simply WONDERFUL, so juicy and tender I would use them in other dishes too. A+ for flavor!
Malamute6170 8 months agoVery, very tasty , the whole family loved it, will definitely make it again.
kimallisonsnow 9 months agoMade this tonight and while it was very good, it takes far longer than 1 hour and 20 min. It was 2 hours in total. Also the green pepper was a bit overpowering. I would make again but would either use jarred sauce or precooked meatballs.
wolfmama 1 year agoWe used up leftover meatballs and sauce from meatball subs. Very good dish!
momeara 1 year agoTried this recipe for the first time tonight. Loved it. Especially the meatballs. My husband loved it too.
Deejay09 1 year ago
JRowler 2 years agoReally easy and good! I went with ground turkey to make it healthier and we were all pleased. Would and will make again!
lalalicious27 2 years agoUsing store bought meatballs with all other ingredients except I used fresh slated Parmesan cheese....still good!
ThePuck 2 years agoThis was Amazing and really easy! The first time we made this used store bought meatballs but these are way way waaay better! Thanks for a great recipe!