I am submitting this recipe for Pasta Al Forno Con Pomodori E Mozzarella to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Alisha of Cook, Craft, Enjoy!
Why I made this dish:
I, like so many other people I know, have a collection of recipe books that I have never used. In December 2010 the dogs (read Dave) bought me Jamie’s Italy. I love the way Jamie Oliver writes his recipes books, but I very seldom turn to them to make a dish from them. Because of this, I decided to set a challenge last month where you could choose a recipe book you have never used, and then choose a recipe to make. I made my recipe in time to submit it to my own challenge, but I did not have time to post it. So, as usual, I am late.
This pasta recipe is baked and has a base of tomatoes and is topped with mozzarella. It appears on page 114 of Jamie’s Italy, and is really simple. You make a basic tomato pasta sauce, add some fresh basil. You then layer this with some cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese and top it off with mozzarella. This is baked at 200° Celsius for 15 minutes .