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Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne

*This is post is sponsored by Barilla & Galbani (at Walmart). Though I have received compensation, all opinion is my own.

Greetings dinner-makers and seekers of delicious-and-pretty-simple casseroles that the entire family will love!

Barilla and Galbani: Baked Rigatoni Lasagne

Nothing brings people together like food.

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And there is little else in life we mamas want more than bringing our families together.

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Especially during the busy holiday season.

As my kids get older, I find I try to work any angle I can to find time together with my husband and all three kids. I also try to get a picture of all of us together whenever I can.

But back to food…

When it’s food that involves pasta and melty cheese… GAME OVER, Y’ALL. 

MOM WINS.

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Mom wins even bigger when said pasta and melty cheese is an easy dish to make and get on the family table. 

I visited Walmart and easily found all I needed to make this little pasta creation. The Barilla Rigatoni noodles, and of course Galbani ricotta and mozzarella were just waiting for me to take them home to create a yummy, easy twist on an old favorite – lasagne.

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If you’re anything like me, you may be finding yourself at the store rather often this time of year. It’s not only handy that when I’m at Walmart I can grab a couple items to make a delicious, easy meal, but all of these items are at the right price point too. This is not an inexpensive time of year, so when I can feed my family (and usually a few more mouths) aaaaand mind my budget… it makes me very happy. Which only makes the holidays better for everyone *wink wink*

Here’s the list of what you’ll need to make my version of Baked Rigatoni Lasagne:

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic (minced)
3/4 box Barilla rigatoni
1 package Galbani mozzarella (shredded and divided into thirds)
8 oz Galbani ricotta

Preheat oven to 350. Boil rigatoni to al dente. You’ll be baking this dish, so you definitely don’t want to overcook the pasta. Combine the ground turkey (or ground meat of your choice) and chopped onion and brown meat. Add one jar of Barilla traditional pasta sauce, and the spices… stir until combined. Add the ricotta and 1/3 of the shredded mozzarella. Stir until combined.

Add cooked pasta to meat sauce. In a 9×13 scoop half of pasta and sauce mixture into the 9×13. Sprinkle half the remaining mozzarella on top. Pour the rest of the pasta and sauce on top of that…. then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top. Bake at 350 degrees for a half hour or until heated through.

I added the salt, pepper, garlic, and Italian seasoning because ground turkey tends to run on the bland side of the flavor scale. Those items paired with Barilla’s sauce did the trick! 

With everything in the pan, you can pop the 9×13 right into the oven or… you can make this dish ahead of time and throw the assembled meal into the fridge and bake later so it’ll be hot and ready when you/you crew is. And you can pin this recipe to… might I recommend to either your “Family Dinner” or “Comfort Food” board. If you do not have a “Comfort Food” board, all I have to say is… WHY NOT?!

Baked Rigatoni Lasagne | www.jennyonthespot.com

Baked Rigatoni Lasagne | www.jennyonthespot.com

If you like this recipe, hop on over to this yummy recipe collab with Barilla from earlier this year: Italian Chicken Meatballs!

Also check out this Ibotta offer for $2 off at Walmart when buy Barilla Pasta and Sauce and Galbani Cheese!

 

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