Baked Rigatoni - Rigatoni al Forno ___

Baked Rigatoni - Rigatoni al Forno



  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 0.5 pound chopped meat (beef)
  • 0.5 pound grated Parmigiano
  • 1 pound mozzarella
  • 0.25 pound ham
  • 0.5 cup dry white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1 medium onion
  • salt & pepper


In a sauce pan add some olive oil and chopped onion.

Once the onion turns clear add the chopped meat an let it saute` in the oil and the onion.

After 3 minutes add the wine and let it evaporate for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce and let everything cook at low heat for 20 minutes. Stir from time to time.

In a separate pot boil water and cook the rigatoni.

The rigatoni should be cooked very "Al Dente".

In an oven pan spread a thin layer of meat sauce and add a layer of rigatoni.

Cover the rigatoni with a layer of sauce and a good sprinkle of Parmigiano.

Add a layer of mozzarella cut in small cubes and a layer of slices of ham.

Repeat the layering process until you have no more rigatoni.

The last layer of rigatoni should be covered with a generous layer of sauce, a good sprinkle of Parmigiano and mozzarella cubes.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 375F.