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Easy Baked Rigatoni with Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Julia
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta, Chicken

Description

Easy Baked Rigatoni with Chicken Meatballs comes together in under 30 minutes and is a family favorite. This recipes uses five ingredients and is a comforting, rich Italian style baked rigatoni featuring lean, flavorful chicken meatballs. 


Ingredients

  • 1 -12 ounce package al fresco tomato and basil chicken meatballs, sliced in half
  • 8 ounces rigatoni, cooked according to the package
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, divided
  • 26 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Garnishes:

  • Extra fresh basil
  • Grated parmesan
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook the pasta according to the package.  When the pasta is done cooking drain it and put it in a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken meatballs, tomato sauce and half of the fresh basil.

In a large non-stick baking dish pour the pasta and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the pasta with the shredded mozzarella and the remaining fresh basil.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 

Garnish with fresh basil, parsley and grated parmesan cheese.


Notes

Feel free to use your favorite tomato sauce or a homemade sauce that you might have in the freezer. 

You can use whatever pasta you like but I do think the bigger pastas work best.

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