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Rigatoni with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella

This pasta bake is perfect for a mid-week family meal. The whole family will love this dish, If you wish you could spice it up by adding some chilli.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 portions
Great for:  Toddler 12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years Family Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years Grown Up Entertaining
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red pepper, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
600g chopped tinned tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 tsp honey
3 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tbsp mascarpone
40g parmesan cheese, grated
150g rigatoni
50g mozzarella pearls
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and pepper and fry for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for 30’seconds.
  2. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, honey and bring up to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes , then purée until smooth.
  3. Add the basil mascarpone and half of the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions . Drain and add to the sauce. Mix well and add the mozzarella.
  5. Spoon into a small dish . Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan. Place under a hot grill for 5 minutes.

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