Oven Baked Pasta

Melt in your mouth and full of veggies this oven baked pasta full is the comfort food of the day.  Inspired by a fave cookbook from Chef David Rocco, but veggie boosted to become a #dietitianapproved recipe. Here is how I made it:

Oven Baked Pasta

Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Meals
Servings 6


  • 1/2 lb rigatoni pasta 250g
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 45ml
  • 1 large eggplant cut in small cubes
  • 1 leek sliced
  • 1 cup frozen spinach 150g
  • 15 black olives chopped
  • 15 sundried tomatoes chopped
  • 675 ml tomato purée
  • ½ lb mozzarella cheese grated
  • Hot pepper flakes (optional)


  • Cook pasta according to package direction (reserve 1/2 cup pasta water).
  • In a pot heat olive oil, sautée leek, garlic; add eggplant & spinach cook for 10 min. Add tomato purée & cheese. (Rinse purée bottle w reserved pasta water & add to pot) Mix in cooked pasta & transfer the whole mixture to a shallow baking dish.
  • Bake 20 min @ 400F.Serves 6. What’s your favourite pasta dish? #morethanfood #dietitiansarekey #cook #familymeals