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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine hamburger and sausage, form into meatballs and cook. Cover and keep warm.
2
While noodles cook, combine ricotta cheese, spinach and bread crumbs in a blender (small one if you have) chop until a thick green paste.
3
Use 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.
4
Saute mushrooms and 1/2 of your green onions in some butter. Heat up spaghetti sauce.
5
Broil the noodles for about 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Noodles will turn green!
6
Top 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