Tips, Tricks and ideas
Meal Prep - You can make this sauce with no occasion in mind for the ultimate meal prep planning. Freeze in portions and you'll have a ready made pasta sauce at your disposal. Perfect for a mid week lunch or dinner.
Al forno - Cook up your favourite pasta shapes or spaghetti (about 3 minutes less than the packet instructions) and mix it with some thawed out sauce and a little stock or water to make a thinner consistency. Mix with some cubed (low moisture) mozzarella and add to a baking dish. Scatter over some parmigiano reggiano or breadcrumbs and bake in a 400ºF/200ºC oven for 20-30 minutes.
Get stuffed - Pre cook some paccheri for half the cooking time. Drain and cool enough to handle. Arrange facing upwards in a deep baking dish and then stuff with the ragù and mozzarella. Top with cheese or a smattering of bechamel or ricotta cheese. and bake in a 400ºF/200ºC oven for 20-30 minutes.
I'm sure you'll agree that once you taste this marvellous combination of hearty Paccheri Tubes with the meaty and intensely satisfying Neapolitan Ragù you'll ponder what it might have been like growing up a Neapolitan who got to eat this their entire life!