Paccheri with Tomato Sauce


400g (14 oz.) Paccheri pasta

250g (9 oz.) mozzarella di bufala

parmigiano cheese, grated, to taste

extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle

fresh basil, chopped, for garnish

coarse sea salt, to taste


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta until very al dente. Over medium heat, warm tomato sauce in a skillet and toss in cooked pasta. Drizzle with olive oil and cook for 5 minutes. Add parmigiano cheese and basil. Serve pasta in a deep bowl and top each serving with ¼ mozzarella di bufala. Garnish with extra basil.


Paccheri is a common type of pasta in Italy and is known for its large, tube-like shape. Although similar to rigatoni, paccheri is shorter and larger in diameter. This is a perfect pairing for the heavy, sweet tomato sauce.


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