Baked Rigatoni (2)

1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, diced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Additional Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, sauce, paste, water, mushrooms, parsley, garlic and seasonings. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaf.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with butter.

In a small bowl, combine the eggs, ricotta and Parmesan cheese. Stir into rigatoni mixture.

Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish; top with tomato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 8-10 servings.

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