Baked rigatoni with spicy chorizo

15

PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

55 min

Serves

8 to 10

Baked rigatoni with spicy chorizo

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

This oven-baked chorizo pasta is perfection. Topped with mozzarella and manchego cheese, our spicy rigatoni will be a hit around the dinner table.


Ingredients

  • 450 g rigatoni pasta
  • 250 g cured spicy chorizo sausage , chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 large onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 660-mL jar passata
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella , divided
  • 1 cup grated manchego cheese , divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped basil , divided

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 400F, then spray a 9 × 13-in. baking dish with oil. Place on a baking sheet.
  • COOK pasta following package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  • HEAT a large frying pan over medium-high. Add chorizo and cook until it begins to brown, about 3 min. Add both peppers, onions and salt and cook until peppers begin to soften, 6 min. Add garlic and cook for 1 min.
  • STIR in passata, pasta and reserved cooking liquid until coated. Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of the manchego cheese and 1/2 cup of the basil.
  • SCRAPE into prepared dish. Cover with foil and bake for 20 min. Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup manchego cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 min. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup basil.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 478,
  • Protein
  • 24 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g,
  • Fat
  • 23 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 779 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin C