A bowl of this super-cheesy bake is even better than a hug from Nonna ? OK probably not. But it’s pretty close! We particularly liked it made with a fire-roasted pepper and garlic pasta sauce.
For al dente or “firm to the bite” texture, dried pasta takes 7 to 12 minutes to cook. Fresh pasta takes less time, from 1 to 4 minutes. Keep in mind that the boiling water in the pot will cause pasta to continue cooking while being drained.
Make sure to use a flavourful pasta sauce. Unless it has a rich herb taste, bump up the flavour with generous pinches of dried oregano and basil leaves. Add hot chili flakes if you like it fiery.