Rigatoni with Summer Bolognese from Fresh Produce

Rigatoni with Summer Bolognese from Fresh Produce

The sauce is full of fresh tomatoes, which are high in skin-benefiting antioxidants. We converted this from Food Network.


  • Kosher salt
  • 10 ounces rigatoni (about 3 cups)
  • 6 cups water or homemade broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 small carrots, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

  1. In your Vitaclay pot, add 3 cups pasta and 6 cups water or broth. Set on "Stew" to cook for 20 minutes. Reserve 3/4 cup cooking water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, breaking up the meat, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook until evenly combined, 1 minute.
  4. Add the wine and simmer until almost completely dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water, the tomatoes and half the basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the tomatoes start to burst and the mixture is saucy, 4 to 7 minutes. Transfer to your Vitaclay pot.
  5. Add the cheese to the sauce in your clay pot, then add the rigatoni; season with salt and pepper and toss, adding more cooking water as needed to loosen.
  6. Divide among bowls and top with the remaining basil and more parmesan. Enjoy!

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