Cheesy Rigatoni Pie
If you love pasta and cheese, then you have to make this rigatoni pie! It's as fun to make as it is to eat. All you need is a few ingredients and a springform pan. It's a meal that is guaranteed to impress your family.
Here's how to make it:
16 oz. rigatoni pasta
4 cups homemade or store-bought marinara sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 TBS olive oil
fresh chopped parsley or basil, for garnish
Boil the rigatoni in salted water until it's barely al dente, about 8 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400° F.
When the pasta is done cooking, quickly add to a bowl and mix with 2 TBS olive oil and the parmesan cheese until all of the pasta is covered with cheese.
Using a greased springform pan (I used olive oil spray), start placing the rigatoni, standing up, in the pan in a single layer, until you've used all of the pasta, or the pan is completely filled.
Pour the marinara sauce over the pasta. Be sure to cover all of it and let it drip into the rigatoni tubes.
Bake for 15 minutes, them remove from oven.
Add the mozzarella cheese and return to over for another 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and wait about 15 minutes to remove the pan (otherwise it may not stand up as well).
Release the sides of the pan and you should have a beautiful, cheesy rigatoni pie!
Cut into slices, add parsley (or basil) and enjoy!
Did you make it? Share pics in the comments!