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Rigatoni al Forno

Rigatoni pasta bake - this is my titivated version of a recipe by Nigella Lawson. The alterations I’ve made are basically adding a puree of sun-dried tomatoes, more garlic, no water but more wine instead!

Rigatoni Pasta Bake

I also like a mixture of beef and pork, that's what I used but you can, of course, use all beef if you prefer.

Be sure to buy good quality minced beef and pork with a low-fat content or the dish will end up oily and horrid.

I also think that sun-dried tomatoes add a nice sweetness to this dish. A note on tinned tomatoes; yes you can buy really cheap ones but if you can try to get really good quality ones as some just seem to be in very watery water instead of nice thick tomato juice.

Rigatoni Pasta Bake

17 comments

  1. Yay! I get to be first! That looks heavenly Jan! Impressive! I'm sitting here eating cherry clafoutis for breakfast and I am wanting Rigatoni!

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  2. Jan, u should open a restaurant in HK, we will love you!

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  3. Bless you Kenny - you are so kind with your comments.

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  4. Yum - looks my kind of comfort food

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  5. Your description of the serving sizes is hilarious haha. We only get Nigella once or twice a week here in the US but all of her recipes tend to be great. Love the nutmeg in the white sauce btw!

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  6. That looks yummy, Jan. More wine is always good and I like the beef/pork ix. I always buy pork sausages, cut hem open and use the sausage meat in recipes like this. It adds extra flavour as the meat is already seasoned.

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  7. This is such comfort food for those non-seasonal cooler days of summer:D

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  8. I could eat pasta every day! Looks great jan.

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  9. Jan, I love me a baked rigatoni and I add some eggplant in too! Indeedy delish.

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  10. I'm sorry, but I don't see "bacon" in the ingredients. DId I just miss it? Can you please send me that info?
    Thanks...and love the blog.
    Leigh at lreyno5@aol.com

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  11. Mmm one of our favourite recipes and it looks delicious Jan.

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  12. Gorgeous, crispy and yet creamy. Wish I could save it straight onto my hard drive!!

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  13. Jan you have got a lovely space here...that plate does look very tempting...and I am a vegetarian!...:)

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  14. Looks and sounds absolutely yummy.

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  15. Mmm, even in the hot weather we are having, this looks tempting! So true what you say about the differing quality of tinned tomatoes.

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  16. Hello Jan,
    Heaven't visit your blog for a long time. Have been busy in Malaysia's for 2 months+. Now I'm back. Your receipe still interesting pasta...YUM..and I love it.;)

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  17. Jan, this is awesome! I bury hard boiled eggs to the mixture prior to putting in the oven. A great, hearty meal.

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Jan