Fall Rigatoni

Rigatoni Recipe Perfect Cold Weather

Published On November 5, 2013 | By Toni Spilsbury | Food, Recipes

The weather is cold now so Recess is dishing up more recipes that are perfect for this time of year. I’m sharing my Rigatoni recipe that is ideal for a chilly evening. 


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  • ground beef- 1 lb
  • rigatoni pasta- 1 lb
  • jellied cranberry sauce- 1 15oz. can
  • Heinz chili sauce- 1 12oz. jar
  • shredded mozzarella cheese- 1 cup
  • shredded Parmesan cheese- 1 cup

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Boil pasta in boiling salted water until tender.
  3. Brown beef in skillet over medium-high heat
  4. Add cranberries and chili sauce to beef and mix well until cranberries are dissolved
  5. Drain pasta and add to beef mixture; toss and transfer to a casserole baking dish
  6. Top with both both cheese (Saving a small handful of Parmesan if you’re making Pear Walnut Salad)
  7. Bake until slightly brown, approximately 25 minutes
Fall Rigatoni

Rigatoni Recipe from The Organized Cook

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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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