Rigatoni with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella

Rigatoni with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Rigatoni with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella

This Rigatoni with Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella 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.

For another winner dinner, try Annabel’s Mighty Meatball Pasta Bake


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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


  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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