Baked RigatoniJune 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Posted in Italian, Main Dish, My Own Creation, Pasta, Spaghetti Sauce, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tonight for supper, I grabbed the container of spaghetti sauce from the other night and used it to make baked Rigatoni. It was yummy!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Boil salted water and cook your pasta. I boiled a couple of cups of pasta and always boil it for 5 minutes less than called for on the pasta box since it’s going to continue baking in the oven.
Spray the bottom and sides of an 8×8 dish with canola oil and spread a layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom. Top with some fresh mozzarella. I know, in the past I’ve used the bagged and shredded mozzarella but when I have a choice and can find it, I love to use FRESH mozzarella. Sometimes the store has it, either in pearls or sliced. I got lucky when I went to Walmart and found it sliced! I used two slices:Drain the rigatoni.Spoon about half of it out, on top of the cheese. Top with more sauce and cheese. Then, the remainder of the rigatoni, more sauce and more cheese.Pop into hot oven, covered, for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, carefully uncover and bake for another 15. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before digging in.Super delicious! Serve with Italian bread and a salad.I had enough spaghetti sauce leftover and it was marked and put into the freezer downstairs for more meals!