Nido di spaghetoni

    17 min

    A creamy and definitely Italian way of combining some of Italy's best known flavours - oregano, basil, tomato and, of course, mozzarella, in a very easy and quick middle-of-the-week dish.


    Setúbal, Portugal
    1 person made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 200g spaghetoni
    • salt
    • olive oil
    • 6 tablespoons Napolitana sauce
    • 1/2 large ball mozzarella cheese
    • 75g black olives, halved

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Boil the pasta in salted water until almost al dente.
    2. Drain the water and return the pasta to the pan, drizzling it with a splash of olive oil.
    3. Add half of the sauce to the pasta and mix well, coating it thoroughly.
    4. Form a nest and place the mozzarella in the centre. Take to the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
    5. Take it out of the microwave and coat with the remaining sauce.
    6. Serve decorated with the halves of the olives.


    Spaghettoni has a broader diameter than regular spaghetti. In a pinch, regular spaghetti can be used. Instead of Napolitana sauce, your favourite tomato-based pasta sauce can be used.

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