Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Pour half of the hot noodles into the "turkey" pan.
  • Pour half of the butter over the noodles.
  • Sprinkle with half of the garlic powder and half of the garlic salt.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheeses over the top and mix well into the pasta.
  • Pour one can of the pizza sauce over the pasta and mix.
  • Add half of the spinach leaves and mix into the pasta.
  • Make another layer, using the rest of all of your ingredients, mixing well.
  • Place in oven and bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and cover with aluminum foil and place back in oven.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for one hour to make sure that the pasta and sauce is cooked thoroughly.
  • After one hour, remove foil and bake until the top is golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve or let it "set" for an hour. If you let it 'set" then replace the foil.
  • This can be served hot or at room temperature.
  • **For a more frugal recipe, you can use canned tomato sauce and add some Italian herbs and/or oregano instead of the canned pizza sauce. I found the pizza sauce in the large cans at a restaurant supply store for only $1.49 a can (28 oz can) which is a great price. Stores like that also sell 4 pound bags of rigatoni for a few dollars. The whole large turkey pan of rigatoni cost me under $20.00. (The cheese was the most expensive ingredient.) To cut the cost on cheese, grate a large piece or you can use cottage cheese. If you use the cottage cheese, use 2 pounds of cheese and let it sit in a strainer to remove most of the liquid for at least an hour. Then add it to the pasta as described above.
  • **You can add more vegetables such as chopped zucchini, black olives, eggplant, canned and drained tomatoes. You can also add a few pounds of meat for a regular baked rigatoni dish.)
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  • annieamie 5 years ago
    Let me know how you like it, Cinny. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    cinnamon ate it and said...
    Perfect, perfect and perfect!!!!!! Annie, my beau can't eat beef at all and its good to see a pasta dish without beef in it for once. This sounds so super easy and I gotta hand it to ya, the pizza sauce is a great idea too. Thanks you! I'm going to make cut the recipe in thirds and try it tonight. I really like that you have fresh spinach in it. AWESOME RECIPE!
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  • mbeards2 5 years ago
    This looks perfect for large family get-together!
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I agree with Krum, a perfect dish for potlucks and parties! Love the addition of spinach here!
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    Sounds like the perfect potluck dish for a crowd - I like the use of pizza sauce rather than the usual spaghetti sauce...will have to cut this down for the 2 of us and give it a try - great comfort food!!
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