This recipe is so Super Quick,Easy, and Delicious….Baked Rigatoni Pomodoro is made with roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, and spinach. It is a Delightful alternative to the traditional baked pastas. This Pasta is a Lighter and Healthier yet still So Satisfying……Enjoy!!!
Baked Rigatoni Pomodoro
First, preheat the oven to 350 and drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the exposed surface of the garlic, letting the oil sink down into the cloves. Wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Next, boil a pot of water and add the rigatoni. Only cook half way, maybe 3-4 minutes. The pasta needs to be softened but still a bit hard, strain, and rinse the pasta then start to line it up vertically to fill a corningware or stoneware pan.
Next, add your tomatoes, basil, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper to a food processor or blender and mix then ladle or spoon the tomato blend into the holes of the pasta, leaving about 3/4 of a cup leftover.
Then, put your ricotta over the pasta with a spatula until it is smoothed over.
Next add your chopped spinach and mozzarella.
Then, add the remainder of your tomato sauce and add shaved Parmesan on the top, sprinkle some basil, dash of salt, and pepper and bake for 45-55 minutes covered in foil then uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy this Healthy And Delicious Baked Pasta....Enjoy!!!