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Pasta al Forno with Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs

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Total Time:
50 mins
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Skill Level:
Beginner
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Servings:
6 Servings

This Pasta al Forno with our Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs is the perfect cold-weather meal, but we have a feeling you’d make it no matter wh View More expand_more

This Pasta al Forno with our Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs is the perfect cold-weather meal, but we have a feeling you’d make it no matter what season! Rich, hearty and lusciously cheesy, it’s everything you crave in a classic Italian meal!

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Pasta al Forno with Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs
alarm
Total Time:
50 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageMozzarella Rustica Italian Style Meatballs
1 pack
Carando Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs
1 pack
1 pound
Rigatoni Pasta
1 pound
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow Onion, Julienned
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Red Bell Pepper, Julienned
1/2 cup
1 pound
Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced
1 pound
6 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
6 cloves
4 cups
Marinara Sauce
4 cups
16 ounces
Ricotta Cheese
16 ounces
1/2 cup
Romano Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup
1 pound
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 pound
1/2 cup
Fontina Cheese, Shredded
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped
1/4 cup

Directions


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

  3. Cook the meatballs according to package instructions and reserve.

  4. While the water is coming to a boil, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Add the extra virgin olive oil, onion, peppers, and garlic to the pan, sautéing until the vegetables are just beginning to soften.

  6. Add the mushrooms and sauté until all of the vegetables are tender.

  7. Add the marinara sauce and remove the pan from the heat.

  8. Cook the rigatoni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse to stop the cooking.

  9. Return the pasta to the pot. Add the marinara mixture, meatballs, ricotta, and Romano cheese, stirring to combine well.

  10. Transfer the pasta mixture to a large baking dish and top with mozzarella and fontina cheeses.

  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is beginning to brown and dish is bubbling.

  12. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

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Ingredients


1 pack
Carando Mozzarella Rustica Meatballs
1 pack
1 pound
Rigatoni Pasta
1 pound
2 tablespoons
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow Onion, Julienned
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Red Bell Pepper, Julienned
1/2 cup
1 pound
Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced
1 pound
6 cloves
Fresh Garlic, Minced
6 cloves
4 cups
Marinara Sauce
4 cups
16 ounces
Ricotta Cheese
16 ounces
1/2 cup
Romano Cheese, Grated
1/2 cup
1 pound
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 pound
1/2 cup
Fontina Cheese, Shredded
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped
1/4 cup

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