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Traditional Baked pasta

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Traditional Baked pasta

1 hours 20 minutes total

Pasta al forno is a classic Italian dish that is perfect for a cozy night in. This baked pasta recipe is a delicious combination of pasta, fresh veggies, cheese, and herbs. It's easy to make and can be customized with your favorite ingredients. Whether you're cooking for a family dinner or a potluck, this pasta al forno recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.



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Serves 4

320 g Barilla® Tortiglioni or Fusilli
150 g Baby onions
200 g Belly peppers
150 g Zucchini
100 g Mozzarella cheese
50 g Parmigiano cheese, grated
250 g Ricotta cheese
40 ml Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
To taste Fresh basil
to taste Salt


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Step 1

Here are the five easy steps of the traditional italian baked pasta recipe:

Step 2

Clean up the baby onions and cut them into slices. Clean up the belly peppers by removing the stalk, the inner seeds and the white membrane inside, then chop into thin slices or cubes.

  • baby onions
  • bell peppers

Step 3

Clip the zucchini and cut into cubes. In a large pan greased with 10 ml extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), pour salt, the peppers and half baby onions. Cook at medium heat for a few minutes, then add half glass of water and let cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. Cooking time might depend on the peppers variety.

  • zucchini
  • extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • bell peppers

Step 4

In another pan, pour the remaining olive oil and baby onions with salt. Cook at medium heat by adding some water whenever necessary.

  • pasta
  • fresh ricotta
  • grated Parmigiano cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • zucchini

Step 5

In the meantime, cook the pasta into salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain 3 minutes before the recommended cooking time. In the pan where belly peppers were cooked, add the zucchini and toss with pasta. Add fresh ricotta, 30 g of grated parmigiano cheese and the mozzarella cut into cubes. Mix well.

  • basil leaves

Step 6

Pour the pasta into a greased baking tray, add the remaining 20 g grated Parmigiano cheese and garnish with basil leaves. Cook pasta in a pre-heated oven at 200° C for 20 minutes. To get a crunchy surface, finish cooking with a few minutes in grill position.

Passive cooking

Did you know you can now cook your pasta cutting emission by up to 80%? Try using Passive Cooking, and innovative method that involves using residual heat from just-boiled water to cook pasta, eliminating the need for constant boiling and monitoring. The result is a more sustainable, energy-efficient, and time-saving way to cook pasta.


In conclusion, pasta al forno is a delicious and hearty Italian dish that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Whether you are cooking for a family dinner or a special event, this dish is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a mouth-watering pasta al forno that will leave you and your guests wanting more. Bon appétit!

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  • Pack size 500 g