Cook this simple dish to astonish your unexpected guests. It requires few ingredients, very little of your attention as a cook -so you can prepare a salad meanwhile…- and, yet, who won’t love the baked cheese in the end?

Laziness Factor: 1

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Ingredients for 4-5 servings:

– 500g rigatoni

– 400g canned chopped tomatoes

– 500g mozzarella

– 1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed

– oregano and salt

1.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and throw the rigatoni in.

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2.

Saute the garlic in some olive oil and add the tomato when it turns golden. Cook over low heat.

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3.

Cut the mozzarella in cubes.

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4.

When the rigatoni are ready, drain and put them back in the pot, so that you mix them with the sauce.

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5.

Put the rigatoni in a ceramic oven pan, add the cheese, sprinkle with some oregano and bake them in a preheated oven at 200°C for 10-15 minutes.

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6.

Serve with a large spoon and enjoy!

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Here is a video version of this recipe:

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