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Pasta Al Forno

It’s been cold and cloudy the last few days here in San Diego, and I wanted something comforting.  Not soup, although I did consider making some.  But considering I had some heavy cream I wanted to use, I decided to go with Pasta Al Forno.

Pasta is such a comfort food, and it is so good!  I hope you enjoy the recipe.

Pasta Al Forno

Adapted from Rachael Ray’s All Occasion Cookbook


  • 1 pound ziti rigate or penne rigate
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 pinches cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Boil water, add salt and pasta and cook pasta for 7 minutes.  Drain pasta.
  3. Add olive oil to a medium skillet and heat over medium heat.
  4. Cook garlic and onions for 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a bubble.
  6. Add cream and season sauce with cinnamon, salt, pepper and italian seasoning (if using).
  7. Add chopped prosciutto (if using) and stir to combine.
  8. Add pasta and sauce to a baking dish.
  9. Cover pasta with cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until top is lightly brown and pasta is bubbling.
  10. Remove from oven and serve warm.

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I love reading and I spend a lot of time crocheting. I'm also a big fan of podcasts and t.v.

One response »

  1. Mmmmmm. This sounds really good!


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