Meatballs with Stuffed Rigatoni

Taylor Dufur

By
@saiahleigh

I didn't have any ravioli or large shells to stuff, so I decided rigatoni would be good enough! My husband didn't care for the stuffed rigatoni, but my kids loved it, and they loved how they turned green!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4-5
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
hamburger
1 lb
italian sausage, mild
1 1/2 c
mozzerella cheese, shredded
4 stalk(s)
green onions, chopped
1/4 box
rigatoni noodles, cooked
1 c
spinach, fresh
1/2 c
bread crumbs, italian style
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce
1/2 c
mushrooms, fresh

Step-By-Step

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1Combine hamburger and sausage, form into meatballs and cook. Cover and keep warm.

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2While noodles cook, combine ricotta cheese, spinach and bread crumbs in a blender (small one if you have) chop until a thick green paste.

3Use a frosting tip in a bag (if you have one) otherwise just cut a tip in the corner of a baggie and "pipe" paste into the cooked noodle. Place the noodles on an oven safe baking sheet. Top with cheese.

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4Saute mushrooms and 1/2 of your green onions in some butter. Heat up spaghetti sauce.

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5Broil the noodles for about 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Noodles will turn green!

6Top your meatballs with some spaghetti sauce, sauted mushrooms, cheese and fresh green onions. Serve with stuffed rigatoni and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy