Creamy Harissa and Double Cheese Pasta Bake
with Pepper and Sweetcorn
Our Creamy Harissa and Double Cheese Pasta Bake is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
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(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
(May contain Celery)
Mature Cheddar Cheese
Vegetable Stock Paste
Not included in your delivery
Sugar for the Sauce
Water for the Sauce
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt.
When boiling, add the rigatoni to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.
While the pasta cooks, halve the bell pepper and discard the core and seeds. Chop into 1cm chunks.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Drain the sweetcorn in a sieve.
Drain the mozzarella and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Pat dry with kitchen paper, then tear into small pieces.
Grate the Cheddar cheese.
Preheat the grill to high.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on high heat. Once hot, add the pepper chunks and corn. Stir-fry until tender, 5-6 mins.
Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic and harissa paste (add less if you'd prefer things milder). Stir-fry for 1 min more.
Stir in the tomato puree, veg stock paste, creme fraiche, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts).
Bring the sauce to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until thickened, 3-4 mins. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
When ready, combine the cooked pasta and sauce (in whichever pan is biggest). Add a splash of water if it's a little too thick, then transfer to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish.
Scatter over the mozzarella and Cheddar.
Pop the dish under the grill and cook until the cheese is bubbling and golden, 7-8 mins.
When ready, share the harissa pasta bake between your bowls.