THE BEST VEGAN HONEYCOMB BAKED RIGATONI PASTA CAKE

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RIGATONI PASTA

This is the best vegan Honeycomb Baked Rigatoni Pasta cake! It is made completely with whole foods and are so filling and flavorful! This Rigatoni vegan baked pasta  is loaded with Italian flavor and one of the most TikTok Viral recipes ever!

Baked Rigatoni Pasta Cake
The Best Vegan Baked Rigatoni Pasta Cake

WHAT IS HONEYCOMB PASTA?

This is a fun way to make pasta! Basically you cook rigatoni  pasta aldente . Then you line up all your rigatoni in a springform pan and it looks like a honeycomb. Sauce is poured over the top and then it’s baked. You can remove the outer rim of the springform pan and see how cool it looks!

DOES THIS  HONEYCOMB BAKED RIGATONI PASTA CAKE TASTES LIKE A REAL COOKED PASTA?

Listen, as an Italian I was not sceptical about this viral trend when it started on TikTok in 2021, however, after I tried it I can absolutely tell you that is one of the best pasta recipes I’ve ever made! The rigatoni pasta are perfect to be used in this recipe and you  have an amazing pasta cake.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS HONEYCOMB RIGATONI PASTA CAKE?

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic clove
  • Marinara or Pasta Sauce
  • Vegan cream ( coconut cream works or any other vegan sub to a heavy cream )
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese
  • Vegan unsalted butter
  •  Salt
  • Black pepper
  • rigatoni or cannelloni pasta ( use gluten free to keep it gluten free )
  • Fresh basil
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese
  • Vegan pizza mozzarella for topping

 

RIGATONI PASTA

WHAT TOOLS DO I HAVE TO USE TO MAKE THIS RIGATONI PASTA CAKE?

DO I HAVE TO USE ONLY RIGATONI PASTA?

You can also use Cannelloni, ziti, penne, or paccheri or any long pasta that is similar to rigatoni cause you need it to be able to stand up after you cook! I don’t recommend using pentette cause thy are not straight.

IS THIS HONEYCOMB RIGATONI BAKED PASTA CAKE IS GLUTEN FREE?

Yes, you can use any gluten free pasta and the result would be perfect! pay attention if you are using chickpea pasta or pea pasta or red lentil pasta to the cooking time.

CAN I COOK HONEYCOMB RIGATONI PASTA IN INSTANTPOT?

Yes. I baked  the rigatoni pasta in my oven because I wanted more of a baked pasta taste. But you can also try using the pot-in-pot method to cook the dish in your Instant Pot.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST VEGAN HONEYCOMB BAKED RIGATONI PASTA CAKE

  1. Prepare the pasta sauce: Adding to a large sauce pan: Olive oil, Garlic clove, Tomato paste or sauce.

2. Add the Vegan cream ( coconut cream works or any other vegan sub to a heavy cream ) Vegan Parmesan cheese Vegan unsalted butter, Salt, Black pepper and cook till everything is combined and you have red-ish color sauce

 

3. Preheat oven to 400° F/ 200°  C degrees.

4. Cook your pasta according to the package instructions, but drain two minutes before the recommended time so they are very al dented. Drain and add half the olive olive and toss so the rigatoni does not stick together.

5. Brush the bottom with some of the pasta sauce and sides of your springform pan.

6. Line and stand up your rigatoni pasta all around the pan tightly.

7. Pour your sauce over the top of the rigatoni and add the grated Parmesan, shredded Mozzarella cheese ( if you have

8. Transfer the springform pan to a foil lined baking pan. Cover the top with foil and bake for 15 minutes.

9. Remove the foil and broil or bake for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and toasted.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN MAKING THE BEST VEGAN RIGATONI PASTA CAKE

  • best to use is rigatoni pasta or cannelloni, don’t use fusilli or any short size pasta.
  • don’t skip adding the pasta sauce to the bottom and spreading the size to avoid sticking and easier way to remove the cake spring when it is done.
  • for successful pasta cake result don’t add to much liquid, cover the top and store any leftover sauce, the more liquid you add the less resistant it will be to keep its shape.
  • after you finish baking resist not to remove the cake spring , let it cool down for 30 minutes, then using a knife cut the edges around and only after remove the spring.
  • don’t over cook the pasta, check the time you see indicated in the package minos two minutes then turn of the heat and pour immediately out the pasta water.
  • run under cold water to stop cooking and to avoid sticking add olive oil.
    The Best Vegan Baked Rigatoni Pasta Cake

     

    HOW TO STORE  RIGATONI PASTA CAKE LEFTOVERS?

    As you exactly do with any leftover pasta, store in airtight container or cover with a plastic wrap and store in the fridge up to  3 days.

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RIGATONI PASTA

THE BEST VEGAN HONEYCOMB BAKED RIGATONI PASTA CAKE

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This is the best vegan Honeycomb Baked Rigatoni Pasta cake! It is made completely with whole foods and are so filling and flavorful! This Rigatoni vegan baked pasta  is loaded with Italian flavor and one of the most TikTok Viral recipes ever!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 7
Calories 208 kcal

Equipment

  • 9" Springform Cake Pan
  • Foil

Ingredients
  

Pasta sauce 

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • ½ cup (100 grams ) pasta sauce or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups vegan cream ( coconut cream works or any other vegan sub to a heavy cream )
  • ¼ cup (60grams ) vegan Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp vegan unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper

The pasta :

  • 1 Box (500 g ) rigatoni or cannelloni pasta ( use gluten free to keep it gluten free )
  • ¼ cup (60 grams ) fresh basil , chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 grams ) vegan Parmesan cheese
  • some vegan pizza mozzarella for topping

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the pasta sauce : adding to a large sauce pan the pasta sauce ingredients and cook till everything is combined and you have red-ish color sauce
  • Preheat oven to 400° F/ 200 C° degrees.
  • Cook your pasta according to the package instructions, but drain two minutes before the recommended time so they are very al dented. Drain and add half the olive olive and toss so the rigatoni does not stick together.
  • Brush the bottom with some of the pasta sauce and sides of your springform pan.
  • Line and stand up your rigatoni pasta all around the pan tightly.
  • Pour your sauce over the top of the rigatoni and add the grated Parmesan, shredded Mozzarella cheese ( if you have )•Top with the fresh Mozzarella balls and grated parmesan.
  • Transfer the springform pan to a foil lined baking pan.
  • Cover the top with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and broil or bake for an additional 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and toasted.

Nutrition

Serving: -17g | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword honeycomb pasta, comfort food, rigatoni pie
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