Foodies Are Crazy Over Pasta Pie That Requires 5 Simple Ingredients

Lovers of Italian cuisine are drooling over a home cook's indulgent pasta pie made from five simple ingredients. The woman shared her simple recipe in an Australian Facebook group dedicated to affordable meals, revealing that she makes the pie from beef, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, rigatoni pasta and mozzarella cheese. She said she starts by browning two pounds of ground beef and carefully draining the fat before adding four cans of tomatoes and two jars of tomato paste. Once combined, she seasons the mixture with salt, pepper, a selection of herbs and spices, as well as a pinch of sugar to enhance the flavor. She then cooks a full box of rigatoni in boiling water and arranges the pasta standing up in a well-greased cheesecake pan, where she stuffs the pasta with whole slices of mozzarella before pouring meat sauce over the top and sprinkling it with shredded mozzarella. The pie should be baked in the oven at 350ยบ F for 25 minutes, until the cheese has melted to a crisp, golden brown.