You can make these eye-catching mini rigatoni pasta pies in a coffee mug. Just rigatoni pasta, melted mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and fresh basil.

Rigatoni Pasta Pie in a Mug

When your guests see the five-star presentation of these single serving Italian baked pasta casseroles, they’ll wonder how you did it — no one will believe you made these easy, cheesy mini rigatoni pies in a coffee mug.

The magic behind this elegant and eye-catching dish is actually really simple: layer rigatoni pasta stuffed with mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and fresh basil in a mug, bake it in the oven until the cheese is ooey-gooey and the sauce is bubbling, and then turn it upside-down onto a plate for the big reveal.

You can make these eye-catching mini rigatoni pasta pies in a coffee mug! Rigatoni pasta stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and fresh basil.TipHero

This mug meal is a quickie rigatoni pie that you can make without a spingform pan. Lovers of pasta al forno, baked ziti, and lasagna are definitely going to flip for it. And all you pasta fiends out there? You’ll appreciate the built-in portion control.

You can make these eye-catching mini rigatoni pasta pies in a coffee mug! Rigatoni pasta stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and fresh basil.TipHero

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You can make these eye-catching mini rigatoni pasta pies in a coffee mug! Rigatoni pasta stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, and fresh basil.TipHero

Lasagna in a Mug
Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 30 Mins
Serves: 1
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
1 Cup Marinara Sauce
⅓ Cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 Teaspoons Fresh Basil, chopped
¼ Pound Rigatoni Pasta, cooked and cooled
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
Directions
Preheat the oven to 400°F / 205°C.
Place a spoonful of marinara sauce into the bottom of a wide-mouth, oven safe coffee mug. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella on top, followed by some of the chopped basil and the remaining mozzarella cheese. Generously cover the cheese with marinara sauce.
Working in a spiral motion, place the cooked rigatoni pasta, tube end facing up, in the cup on top of the marinara sauce. Fill the mug snuggly with pasta so that the pasta will hold its shape after being baked. Top the pasta with enough marinara to cover it. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
Once the pasta is baked, place a plate on top of the mug, then flip it over to unmold the pasta onto the plate. You'll want to do this as quickly as possible after removing the mug from the oven so that the cheese does not harden and stick to the bottom of the mug. Garnish with chopped basil and serve.