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Rigatoni Pasta Pie



Rigatoni Pasta Pie

Is this real life? This deep-dish pasta pie is like nothing you've ever seen.


Ingredients: (6 servings)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 sweet onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground Italian sausage

1 tablespoon Sahar Tomato Paste

3 tablespoon Sahar Ketchup

1 tablespoon Sahar Jalapeno Sauce 

1 pound rigatoni pasta

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Total Time: 55 mins


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Place a 9-inch springform cake pan on a parchment-lined baking sheet and grease the pan with nonstick spray. (Note: You can use a regular cake pan or deep pie plate, but rather than unfolding the pie, which will be difficult, serve it in the dish.) In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1 minute more.

 Add the sausage and sauté until fully cooked 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in half of the mix of tomato paste, jalapeno sauce, and ketchup.  While the sausage cooks, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rigatoni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes (the lower end of the cooking time recommended on the package). The pasta should be cooked but firm, as it will continue to cook in the oven.

Drain the pasta and then toss it with the Parmesan. Arrange the pasta vertically in the prepared springform pan. Pack the rigatoni in somewhat tightly until the pan is full. Spread the sausage mixture on top of the pasta. Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the sausage. Bake the pasta pie until the mixture is heated through and the cheese is melted 15 to 20 minutes.

Let the pie cool for at least 10 minutes before unmolding, slicing and serving.

Serve immediately, warm.

Bonne appetite!