Rigatoni Meatball Bake

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings



Preheat oven to 450.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, return to pot and toss with olive oil.

Chop 1 cup spinach. In a large bowl, combine egg, salt, pepper, garlic, breadcrumbs, meat and chopped spinach. Mix until evenly blended and then form into 1½ inch meatballs. Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes until brown.

 Add the marinara sauce to the pasta with ¼ cup ricotta, remaining spinach and the meatballs. Mix until evenly combined and transfer to a baking dish. Dollop the remaining ricotta on top and broil for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted.