Ricotta/Paneer stuffed Rigatoni

Pasta is a weekly regular in my kitchen. I am always scheming to sneak in more and more veggies into it by hook or crook, sneaky Mommy me! πŸ˜‰
I often make this Spinach, ricotta and garlic stuffed Rigatoni cooked layered with red and white sauces-lasagna style. My teenagers were wide-eyed and delighted when I made it for the first time πŸ˜€


Rigatoni,boiled al dante – 500 gms
Mozarella/chedder/processed cheese- 1 cup

Mix these for stuffing the pasta
Spinach,blanched and chopped- 2 cups
Ricotta/Cottage cheese(Paneer), crumbled- a cup
Garlic, minced- 2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste

Marinara /Red Pasta Sauce – 3 cups (I used my three-pepper marinara)
BΓ©chamel/ White sauce- 2-3 cups ( Here is a pictorial on making it )

Stuff the pasta is stuffed with a mixture of ricotta/paneer,crushed garlic and finely chopped and blanched spinach.


2014-08-02 20.31.36_wmLayer a baking dish alternating layers of pasta with the red and white sauces. Β Use the sauces generously.Top with white sauce, sprinkle the cheese ( Cheddar or mozzarella) and bake for about 15 minutes at 180C
Remember to boil to rigatoni just halfway through for ease of filling.
Sauces have to be used generously for the pasta to get cooked thoroughly while baking and yet remain most.

I am taking this family favourite of mine to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. A big shout of thanks to Edna and Madge for co-hosting the party ❀

33 thoughts on “Ricotta/Paneer stuffed Rigatoni

  1. I’d be wide eyed with delight too, if someone brings this to the dinner table! (Looks at husband meaningfully…) Ah well, might have to make it myself. A lovely hearty pasta and the Fiesta Friday crowd will love it! I hope you are enjoying the party this week, it’s pretty wild! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you ever so much Saucy ❀ The party is delightful and you and Madge are doing a faboulous job co- hosting it!
      Loved the dress ups! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks a ton Sweetie. Taking a leaf out of your book and trying to make food more healthy. The more veggies I can get(hide) into food, the merrier πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

  2. So i tried this recipe tonight. Followed it to the T. It turned out exactly wat it looks like in the photos above. Trust me my husband is completely blown away. And for me, i am a happy – on cloud nine – novice cook, who can dish out an amazing paneer stuffed rigatoni! Thanks a ton for this amazing and accurate recipe.

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