Pasta Pie

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 8
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1 lb rigatoni
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1 lb ground beef
2 clove garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can(s) (28oz.) crushed tomatoes
cooking spray
2 tsp basil
1 Tbsp sugar
1 c freshly grated parmesan
8 oz grated mozzerlla

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Angela Pietrantonio Recipe
Well Seasoned
Franklin, MA (pop. 96,134)
Member Since Dec 2011
Angela's notes for this recipe:
This was such a nice pasta dish, and fun to make! It is delish!

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Lightly salt 6 quarts water in large pot, bring to boil and cook pasta for 12 minutes, should be slightly undercooked. When done, rinse in cold water and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside.
In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown ground beef until browned. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes longer. Add crushed tomatoes, black pepper, basil and sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Lightly spray 9-inch springform pan.
Heat oven to 400*.

Toss pasta with Parmesan. Tightly pack springform pan with rigatoni.
Push meat sauce into the holes to fill them up. Top with extra sauce. Bake for 15 minutes, top with mozzarella and continue baking for 15 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes. Looses sides of pan with knife, cut and serve.

13 points per serving

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user angie eisert Smoochy4me - Mar 4, 2012
This looks and sounds really yummy! I'm going to try it this week. Thanks for sharing!
user Angela Pietrantonio mrsjoepie - Mar 4, 2012
Hi Angie, I was dying to try this, it was fun to make and very good for the italian taste buds :) Let me know how you liked it!
user Beth M. BakinTime - Mar 4, 2012
I love this idea, and it looks great. What a good idea! SAVED.
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Mar 4, 2012
this looks wonderful~YUm YUm!!!

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