Pasta Al Forno


  • 1 quantity tomato chipotle sauce
  • 1 round mozzarella cheese, (c 100g/4 oz.)
  • 4 oz Parmesan freshly grated
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped roughly
  • 8 oz dried pasta such as penne rigate or similar pasta

Preparation Method:

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water until slightly before al dente (it will cook further in the oven). Drain pasta and set aside.
  • Chop mozzarella finely and add to tomato sauce with 3/4 of grated parmesan and 3/4 of basil.
  • Stir, cover and simmer for a few minutes more until cheese melts.
  • Mix pasta thoroughly with sauce, turn into oiled gratin or lasagna dish.
  • Scatter remaining basil and parmesan over top.
  • Bake in the top part of oven for 15-20 minutes until browned on top.
  • Serve with green salad and a good Chianti (e.g. Antinori) or Rosso di Montalcino (Il Poggi one or Col D’Orcia).
  • Carnivores can also add sliced Italian pizza or luganega sausage (1/4inchthick sliced on bias) to this when the cheeses are put into the sauce, brown the luganega slices in a little oil first.
  • Spanish chorizo also works well.
  • Washing, rinsing, and draining Pasta, try our Colanders.

Servings: 1

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