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Rigatoni Pasta Pie in a Mug

Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 30 Mins
Serves: 1
Difficulty: Easy
1 Cup Marinara Sauce
⅓ Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 Teaspoons Fresh Basil, chopped
¼ Pound Rigatoni Pasta, cooked and cooled
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 400°F / 205°C.
Place a spoonful of marinara sauce into the bottom of a wide-mouth, oven safe coffee mug. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella on top, followed by some of the chopped basil and the remaining mozzarella cheese. Generously cover the cheese with marinara sauce.
Working in a spiral motion, place the cooked rigatoni pasta, tube end facing up, in the cup on top of the marinara sauce. Fill the mug snuggly with pasta so that the pasta will hold its shape after being baked. Top the pasta with enough marinara to cover it. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
Once the pasta is baked, place a plate on top of the mug, then flip it over to unmold the pasta onto the plate. You’ll want to do this as quickly as possible after removing the mug from the oven so that the cheese does not harden and stick to the bottom of the mug. Garnish with chopped basil and serve.