Meatballs with Stuffed Rigatoni

5
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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Meatballs with Stuffed Rigatoni

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine hamburger and sausage, form into meatballs and cook. Cover and keep warm.
  • 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.
  • 4Saute mushrooms and 1/2 of your green onions in some butter. Heat up spaghetti sauce.
  • 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!

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About Meatballs with Stuffed Rigatoni

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