Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Rigatoni Pie
For the tomato sauce:
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 garlic cloves
1 large onion, shredded
2 teaspoons of chili flakes
2 cups of tomato sauce
1 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
For the rigatoni:
8 ounces of rigatoni
1 cup low moisture mozzarella, grated
1 cup cheddar, grated
chives for garnishing
How to Cook Cheesy Rigatoni Pie
- For the tomato sauce:
Add the olive oil and garlic to a skillet over low heat. Cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add the onion and chili flakes and stir for 1 minute.
- Add the tomato sauce, tomato juice, and fresh basil, also season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook until it starts to bubble.
- For the rigatoni:
Add the rigatoni in standing position to a 7 x 2 inch (18 x 5 cm) cake pan. You want to fill the whole pan with them so that they somehow resemble a honeycomb.
- Pour the tomato sauce over them, evenly spread the mozzarella and the cheddar on top, then bake for 30 minutes at 360⁰F/180⁰C.
- Optionally, garnish it with chives before serving.