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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|320 g||Barilla® Tortiglioni or Fusilli|
|150 g||Baby onions|
|200 g||Belly peppers|
|100 g||Mozzarella cheese|
|50 g||Parmigiano cheese, grated|
|250 g||Ricotta cheese|
|40 ml||Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)|
|To taste||Fresh basil|
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Here are the five easy steps of the traditional italian baked pasta recipe:
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
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.
- extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- bell peppers
In another pan, pour the remaining olive oil and baby onions with salt. Cook at medium heat by adding some water whenever necessary.
- fresh ricotta
- grated Parmigiano cheese
- mozzarella cheese
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
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.
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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!