Cheesy Rigatoni Pie

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    Cheesy Rigatoni Pie

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    Servings: 10

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1 pound ground beef

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 teaspoon salt

    ¼ teaspoon pepper

    1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

    1 pound rigatoni pasta

    1 cup parmesan, grated

    1 cup mozzarella, shredded

    Special Equipment

    Springform pan


    # Boil the rigatoni in salted boiling water until just underdone or al dente.

    # Drain the pasta and place in a bowl with a little olive oil so the pasta doesn't stick together. Set aside.

    # Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C.

    # In a pan, heat the olive oil and add the ground beef.

    # Break up and stir the beef until brown.

    # Add in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.

    # Add in the crushed tomatoes and simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes.

    # Sprinkle the prepared pasta with the parmesan cheese and mix.

    # In a springform pan, place the rigatoni noodles standing up to fill the pan.

    # Pour the sauce over the noodles and bake at 400°F/200°C for 15 minutes.

    # Sprinkle the pie with the mozzarella cheese and bake for another 15 minutes at the same temperature.

    # Slice and serve!