Pasta al forno (literally translated “baked pasta”) is one of the classic Sunday dish of my family.
Just thinking about it, I can clearly remember the smell and the taste of this dish, and the feeling of a family Sunday lunch where everything was good and everybody felt happy just to sit around and eat delicious food. No problems, no thoughts, no worries. Just good food and happy people.
When I asked my grandmother “what’s for lunch today?” and the answer was “pasta al forno!” a sudden feeling of joy invaded me even though after a few seconds another question always came up: “do you mean Lasagne or baked pasta?”
- 170g (6 oz.) Pasta (short cut like Penne, Fusilli, etc)
- 400g (14 oz) Ragù sauce (see recipe link above)
- Parmesan Cheese
- 500ml (2 cups) warm Milk
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 3 tbsp Flour
- Salt, Black Pepper, Nutmeg