Monday, June 23, 2008

Layered Rigatoni Bake

A simple pasta dish I threw together that the family just went crazy for. Layers of Quick Tomato Sauce (recipe to follow), Rigatoni, and Tofu-Basil Ricotta from Vegan with a Vengeance. I had intended to stuff each rigatoni with the ricotta, cover with the tomato sauce and then bake. But, as I was stuffing the rigatoni my pastry bag burst open. The rigatoni are too small to stuff with a spoon, so I just layered it all lasagna style and threw it in the oven. It turned out fantastic. I can't wait to use the ricotta again, I have so many ideas for it....stuffed shells, pizza, panini, the possibilities are endless.

Quick Tomato Sauce

1 28oz can Crushed Tomato with Basil

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

2 Tbs Tomato Paste

2 tsp. unrefined sugar

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

Add all ingredients to a sauce pot, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for as long as you have time to. Quick and simple.

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