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How to make creamy tomato pasta bake... step-by-step video


  • 50g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • a small bunch basil, chopped
  • 250g rigatoni
  • 100ml double cream
  • 50g parmesan (or veggie alternative), finely grated
  • 2 x 125g balls mozzarella, drained and cut into 2cm dice
  • green salad, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the butter in a large pan and cook the garlic and onion over a low heat for 10 minutes or until really soft. Add the tomatoes and sugar, then cook for 20 minutes or until thickened and reduced by a third. Stir in the basil and season.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the rigatoni following pack instructions, then drain really well.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Stir the double cream into the tomato sauce, followed by the parmesan, rigatoni and mozzarella.

  • STEP 4

    Tip into a buttered 20cm x 30cm baking dish and bake for 10 minutes or until bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

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