Liked the processing of the carrot and onion - allowed me to "hide" veggies (always good). Will definitely make again. That is the only way to know what you want changed. While you might think, doesn't get it give you a 'chicken flavor' - the answer is no. Might be a 4 star but I didn't have the fresh mozzarella and had to use shredded. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano; bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until pasta is done. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Used 28 oz Italian seasoned petite cut tomatoes. It didn't taste bad, it just wasn't great. This was really good! Enjoy. This is an Italian based (seasoned) recipe. It was delicious and definitely plenty to have for leftovers. From chips and dip to one-bite apps, finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. Drain the pasta and transfer to the baking dish. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Spinach salad on the side works well. 469 calories; fat 12.7g; saturated fat 5.2g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 32g; carbohydrates 57g; fiber 8g; cholesterol 58mg; iron 4mg; sodium 480mg; calcium 209mg; sugars 11g; added sugar 0g. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 13 minutes or until pasta is almost done, stirring frequently. I used a 28 oz can of petite diced tomatoes instead of the strained and added just a bit more garlic. Privacy Policy, Written Reality https://writtenreality.com/. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. This casserole is perfect for your busy week when getting in and out of the kitchen needs to be a snap. Meanwhile, start browning the beef in a pan over medium heat. https://www.southernliving.com/pasta/ground-beef-pasta-recipes This was just a really good, hearty meal that the whole family enjoyed. Found that the finished product still lacked a little salt, and the serving size was at least 2 cups per person which was more than most of us could eat! Next time, I will use more garlic, delete the vinegar (it made it a little too sour), and maybe add some fresh spinach before it goes in the oven. Not sure why everyone added more salt. You might be surprised, tomatoes are acidity. I won't be putting this one in my files. No duh. Add tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, and salt and pepper. 16 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained Minor changes. My kids are all taking the leftovers for lunch today. Also added more salt. Agree with the first reviewer. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Big difference between fresh and dried basil. Ingredients 8 ounces rotini pasta ½ cup bread crumbs ⅓ cup grated Parmesan 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef … Why is that a surprise to you? Will definitely make again. Some added a Mexican flare to it with Red Pepper and wondered why it didn't work combining the two distinctly different flavors and seasoning ??? Stir in the macaroni noodles and cover, simmering until pasta is tender. Offers may be subject to change without notice. Would add chopped sausage for more flavor. I also used the whole box of pasta. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Really? And since we used low-sodium veggie broth instead of unsalted, I reduced the salt to 1/4 tsp. No forks or spoons required, just easy-to-pick-up party foods, so you can clean up in no time. Salted products not no-salt. Get out your big pot...this makes a lot. I had no ground beef on hand, so used medium spicy Italian sausage from my local Italian food store. Perhaps will cook rigatoni in advance next time. Arrange mozzarella over pasta mixture. YUM!!! Chicken broth doesn't change the underling taste. Used 28oz can of petite diced tomatoes, doubled the garlic, and used 1/4 lb more beef That's it. And tomato sauce and strained tomatoes. I'm not big on the rigatoni pasta in this. Think it might improve the texture of the Rigatoni. Next time, though, I will cook the pasta before adding to the meat/sauce mixture and won't cook another 13 minutes. It was very tasty but I too substituted diced tomatoes (the kind that comes with basil, oregano, garlic) for the strained and dried basil for fresh. I added more salt, crushed red pepper, dried basil (along with the recommended fresh basil) - It was still lacking.