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  1. INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:

  2. 1 lbs small rigatoni

  3. 2 jars Ragu sauteed onion and garlic pasta sauce

  4. 2 sm cans Contadina roasted garlic paste

  5. 1 14 1/2 oz can Progresso Italian diced tomatoes

  6. 2 cups shredded whole milk mozzarella

  7. 1 lbs block cheese - whole milk mozzarella

  8. SAUCE:

  9. Combine pasta sauce, paste and diced tomatoes. Simmer on stove for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally (the longer the sauce simmers the better it tastes)

  10. In the meantime, cook rigatoni according to package. Slice cheese block into semi-thick slices.

  11. Pre-heat oven to 375 F.

  12. 13 deep casserole dish, layer as follows cover bottom of dish with sauce, then a layer of rigatoni, then a layer of sauce, then a layer of the shredded cheese, another layer of rigatoni, layer of sauce, then the last layer, spread the cheese slices over entire casserole. Cover and bake at

  13. 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an addition

  14. 25 minutes. **TIPS: To avoid dryness, be generous with sauce layers, pasta really soaks it up while baking. Use toothpicks at each end to keep the foil from sticking to the cheese.

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