No Boil Rigatoni Bake

rigatoni bake

I can’t imagine that there is anyone who doesn’t appreciate a quick, throw together meal.  Especially when it tastes as good as this casserole does. When I saw this recipe on Plain Chicken, I just expected it to taste like regular pasta with sauce.  But in reality it tastes so much like lasagna!

Within an instant you can have this simple dinner assembled and in the oven.  And it gives you the freedom to walk away from the kitchen and get things done while it bakes.  Now that’s my idea of the perfect busy day meal!

no boil rigatoni bake

No Boil Rigatoni Bake

from Plain Chicken

Ingredients:

1 jar pasta sauce (26oz)
1 & 1/2 cups water
15 oz ricotta
2 cups shredded mozzarella, divided
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
8 oz uncooked rigatoni

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400°.  Lightly grease 9×13 pan; set aside.

2.  Combine sauce, water, ricotta, 1 cup of mozzarella, Parmesan and rigatoni. Pour into 9×13 pan and cover with foil.

3.  Bake for 55 minutes. Remove foil and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until bubbly.

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