Pasta Cake Recipe

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Pasta Cake

Lana Bade

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@Sunflowercooks

A great way to serve pasta to family and company that tastes great and looks amazing!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
rigatoni
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
lean ground beef
2 clove
garlic/crushed
butter /for pan
kosher salt /fresh cracked pepper
1 c
fresh parmesan
8 oz
shredded mozzarella

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot of salted boiling water;cook pasta until slightly underdone 9about 12 minutes)Use a large pot so the pasta doesn't stick together.When done,rinse in cold water and drain again.Toss pasta with one tablespoon of olive oil to coat;set aside.
2
Heat remaining 1 tblsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add ground beef.Cook,stirring occassionally until browned.Add garlic,salt and pepper to taste.Cook two more minutes.
3
Add the crushed tomatoes;smmer until thickened.{about 20 minutes)
4
Toss the cooked pasta with the Parmesan cheese.
5
Butter a 9 inch SPRINGFORM PAN ;Tightly pack pasta into pan,standing each piece on end.
Spread meat sauce on top of pasta.
6
BAKE:at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake another 10=15 minutes until the cheese is golden.
7
Remove from the oven.Let stand for 15 minutes.Run a knife around the edge to loosen.UNMOLD.
Cut into wedges and serve.