Has anyone been cooking at home more often? Yeah, me too.
This rigatoni and meat sauce recipe was inspired by wanting a home-cooked meal, and needed to do it fast.
One night, I was looking for something really easy to make with a few ingredients.
I needed something fast, but of course flavorful, because that’s how we roll here in the Buckley household.
I made this pasta sauce with a few ingredients. It’s incredibly simple.
Ingredients and tools for rigatoni and meat sauce
There are a few simple tools you’ll need to make this meat sauce:
- A heavy bottomed pot
- A wooden spoon (I love my wooden spoons from Chrissy Teigen‘s Cravings collection). I freaking love her.
As for ingredients there are a few:
- Rigatoni (we measured out 4 servings of pasta)
- 1 lb of ground beef
- Parmigiano Reggiano rind
- Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Fresh tomato (blended)
- Tomato paste
- Dried parsley (for that pretty garnish)
I had most of these things lying around my kitchen, so It was really an easy one to throw together.
One of the things I love most about this red sauce is the umami flavor that comes from letting parmisiano reggiano rind soak in the sauce.
For such a simple dish, adding that one thing gives the sauce a depth of flavor that you can only imagine when you eat the sauce.
I’m completely obsessed with this dish, and we’ve made it at least once a week since I got it to our liking.
Find the recipe below and save it for one of your weeknight dinner adventures. If you can’t make it now, be sure to pin it for later!Print