I know many of us bring food to families in need occasionally maybe when someone is recovering from an illness, new baby, or simply just needs a little blessing! One of my favorite dishes to serve on those occasions is this Parmesan Rigatoni. It has a wonderful flavor, plus using a pound of pasta it can feed a small army!
The night I made this I was headed to deliver it and then thought I need to share this one on my blog! This can be made with a variety of meat including sausage, beef, ground chicken or turkey.
- 1 Lb Rigatoni Pasta
- 1 Lb Ground Beef
- 26 oz Marinara Sauce
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Begin by cooking the pasta as instructed on the package.
- While the pasta is cooking in a large skillet, cook and brown the meat. Once the meat has been browned, drain and return to the skillet. Next, pour in the marinara sauce and let this simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Once the pasta has fully cooked, drain and return to the stock pot. Mix the beef mixture into the pasta.
- Pour this isn't a 9x13 casserole dish or into the serving pan you will be using for the meal. Spread it out evenly then top with the grated Parmesan.
I like to take this meal with a side salad and garlic bread. It makes for a simple meal that will likely have leftovers to use for more meals throughout the week.
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