Nido di spaghetoni

Nido di spaghetoni


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About this recipe: 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.

Anthony60 Setúbal, Portugal

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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