Friday, June 14, 2013

Stuffed Rigatoni Pasta Bake


This is a perfect weeknight dinner. Because you can assemble it early in the day and stick it the fridge as is in the baking pan, and then baked it right before dinner.
I like to serve a vegetarian dinner and explore new recipe without meat. I think the ricotta cheese really pumps up the flavor, and I love any pasta in tomato sauce…For this recipe you could think of using a mix of ricotta and goat cheese or only goat cheese!

I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta, then I take those cute little stuffed pasta and let them bath into tomato sauce. Then I sprinkle with mozzarella and let it bake for 15-20 minutes.


Ingredients
  • 1 pack rigatoni pasta
  • 1  ricotta cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3 cups tomato pasta sauce (or good quality store bought napolitana)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 2 pinch of italian herbs
 
 
Methode
  1. Preheat the oven 180°
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil? Add the rigatoni and cook 5 minutes: al dente. Drain them. 
  3. In a bowl combine ricotta, salt, pepper and italian herbs.
  4. Put the cheese mixture in a pastry bag and snip the end off. Pipe the room temperature cheese into the rigatoni noodles. If you don't have pastry bag you could stuff them with a knif but it might take a while. TIP: make sure the ricotta is at room temperature so it's easy to pipe.
  5. Stand the stuffed rigatoni in a baking pan.   
  6. In a sauce pan, heat up you tomato pasta sauce and add the basil leaves. Pour it on top of the rigatoni and add the grated cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese melt.

Ingredients

  • -1lb rigatoni pasta
  • -8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • -4 ounces goat cheese
  • -Kosher salt
  • -Fresh black pepper
  • -3 cups marinara (or good quality store bought marinara)
  • -1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • -½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpuf


Enjoy!
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Then sprinkled them with parmesan. Then I baked them up until they were a little crispy around the edges. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpufThen
I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta and goat cheese. Then I take those cute little stuffed noodles and made them bathe in tomato sauce. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpuf
I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta and goat cheese. Then I take those cute little stuffed noodles and made them bathe in tomato sauce. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpufI
I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta and goat cheese. Then I take those cute little stuffed noodles and made them bathe in tomato sauce. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpuf
I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta and goat cheese. Then I take those cute little stuffed noodles and made them bathe in tomato sauce. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpuf
I am taking rigatoni pasta and stuffing it with a mixture of ricotta and goat cheese. Then I take those cute little stuffed noodles and made them bathe in tomato sauce. - See more at: http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/02/17/skillet-baked-stuffed-rigatoni/#sthash.iiVbsbOg.dpuf

1 comment:

  1. OMG that looks so good, i'm definitely trying this tonight!

    Thanks for sharing

    Becky

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