Cream Cheese Rigatoni

If you haven’t noticed, I like to cook simple, hearty one dish meals.  This is a easy to make meal. It is rich and fulls you up fast. It is also inexpensive to make!

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The Victims

1lb of Rigatoni Pasta
1 lb of ground beef (my burger was still frozen in the picture)
1 jar of seasoned spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon Parsley
1 cup sour cream
1 cup softened cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

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1.  Preheat oven to 375.

2. Cook pasta according to directions on package or until al dente; drain.

3. Brown beef  in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Season with salt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.If you like, you may add onion or garlic if to suite your palette.

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4. In a bowl, mix together sour cream, egg and cream cheese. I prefer to use my Kitchen Aid because it makes it nice and fluffy.

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5. Stir in spaghetti sauce with the cheese mixture. (You will want to use  as seasoned spaghetti sauce. I used a garlic, basil, oregano. If you are using a plain marinara, you can season it) Do not use mixed for this, hand stir. Add in 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella. Stir in ground beef. Mix together.

rig56. Place pasta in casserole in dish. Mix cheese/sauce mixture in casserole dish with pasta. Sprinkle cheese on top and sprinkle parsley on top.  Cook for 25-35 in preheated oven until cheese is bubbly.

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  • http://musingsofamoderndaymom.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It looks great and I am definetly going to have to add this to my menu!

  • http://www.mavenofsavin.com lynn

    Thanks Shannon!! Looks fantastic and I have a bunch of FREE Ragu to use up! I also have been dying to use my “NEW” hand-me-down, never been used Kitchen Aid!! WOOO HOOO!!

  • http://gettingallmyducksinarow.blogspot.com/ mellisa rock

    Omgosh this looks so good!! I am going to add it to my meal planning list!! Thanks so much for posting this!!

  • skye

    A KITCHEN AID!!!!!!!!!!
    Ive been trying to talk DH into one of those FOREVER!! But cant seem to find it at a good price!
    What do you like/not like about yours!?

    • Shannon

      I LURVE my Kitchen Aid.. I got it last black friday for $130!!!! :)

      I have no complaints, other than I want to upgrade to the bigger one. When I am baking I have to do several batches, but most of the time I am only cooking for three.

      You would love it!

  • Crystal

    Thank you for posting this! I can’t wait to to try it. Looks yummy! =)

  • Milo

    That looks delicious!