Standby Rigatoni With Extra Zaps
65 mins (prep 5, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
8-10 servings
I have been making this for years as a standby meal. (hence the name) When DH and I started out with college loans and new house bills we were tight on budget so I had to come up with nourishing and tasty meals. The extra zaps are what you add to it. I make it different almost everytime. The basic recipe is inexpensive, goes a long way and freezes great. This is an extremely versatile recipe and can be made to your taste. I do use garlic and herbs in my sauce so I do not need to add more in. You may if store bought sauce. Feel free to have some fun.

Categories:  beginner-cook , easy , main-dish , inexpensive , <-4-hours , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (212.75 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 375.92 Calories from Fat 73.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.18g 100.66%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 100.05%
Trans Fat 0.23g %
Cholesterol 69.88mg 186.35%
Sodium 840.15mg 280.05%
Total Carbohydrate 44.37g 118.33%
Dietary Fiber 2.84 g 90.72%
Sugars 3.66 g %
Protein 30.73g 491.66%
Vitamin A 5134.19IU% Vitamin C 4.83mg%
Calcium 576.07mg% Iron 3.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef