Rigatoni Supreme

Betty Graves

By
@ILUVSPICES

This recipe is so different from alot of pasta recipes that have a lot of tomato sauce. It has a wonderful taste because of the basil and nutmeg mixed in plus the sauce you make to add to it. It is defintely a comfort food.


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Serves:

6 or 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1,1/2 lb
lean hamburger
2, (14.5) oz
cans petite diced tomatoes (add juice also)
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
basil
1
stick butter
1/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
cups milk
1/4 tsp
salt
1 pinch
nutmeg
3 c
rigtoni, cooked and drained
2 c
mozzarella shredded cheese
1/2 c
green pepper diced (optional)
1/2 c
onion diced (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown hamburger, green pepper and onion until done. Drain.
2
Add your tomatoes, minced garlic and basil and simmer covered for 20 minutes or longer. While that is simmering boil your noodles and drain, set aside.
3
In a saucepan melt your butter and stir in flour until consistency is like toothpaste. Gradually pour in your milk, stirring constantly using a whisk until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in salt and a little pepper.
4
In a medium casserole dish (9 x 13) or use what will fit the contents of the recipe. Place half of the pasta on the bottom, followed by half of the tomato sauce and then your sauce. (Make sure the sauce will be spreadable). Then layer 1 cup of mozzarella cheese to finish that layer. Do the second layer the same way ending with mozzarella cheese.
5
Bake 350 degrees for 20 or longer. Make sure cheese has melted and it is cooked all the way through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Quick & Easy