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Baked Rigatoni with Beef ~ 6.5 Points

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I made this for dinner tonight and it was really tasty. For those with family members not OP - I think that this one will be a winner. Very filling, too! :D


Baked Rigatoni with Beef

Courtesy of: Cooking Light

Servings: 8

Points per Serving: 6.5



4 cups Tomato Sauce (see recipe below)

1 lb. lean ground round

4 cups cooked rigatoni

1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

cooking spray

1/4 cup parmesan cheese


1. Prepare Tomato Sauce.


2. Prehat oven to 350.


3. Cook beef in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stir to crumble. Drain well. Combine beef, Tomato Sauce, rigatoni, and 1 cup mozzareela in an 11 x 7" baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella and parmesan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.



Calories: 305

Fat: 9.6 g

Fiber: 2.3 g


Tomato Sauce

Courtesy of: Cooking Light

Servings: 8 1 cup servings




1 tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 tsp. dried oregano

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup dry red wine

1 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 28-oz. cans whole plum tomatoes, undrained and chopped

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

2 bay leaves.


1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, oregano, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.


2. Add wine and remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Yield 8 cups.



Calories: 93

Fat: 2.4 g

Fiber: 3.3 g


The nice thing about this, is that we have another meal from this sauce for later in the week - and it was very easy!




:D :D :D



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