This pasta "cake" from Valentina Mussi, AKA @sweetportfolio is one of her most viral recipes, and for good reason! Not only is it delicious, but the presentation is out of this world. This recipe is one of the dozens of internet-breaking recipes in her cookbook, The Unofficial TikTok Cookbook. Valentina joined the #feedfeed podcast to talk about how she creates viral recipes, and how her Colombian-Italian heritage influenced her love of food.
- 3/ 4 pound uncooked rigatoni pasta
- 5 cups bolognese sauce
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Preheat oven to 380°F. Cook the pasta al dente following the package instructions. Strain.
Grease bottom and sides of 9" springform pan with butter. Stand rigatoni noodles on end, one next to another, until pan is filled.
Using a ladle, pour sauce over pasta to fill holes. Sprinkle mozzarella on top to fill holes and gaps in an even layer. Evenly sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano on top.
Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes.
Remove pan from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing sides of pan. Cut lasagna into fifths and lift out onto small plates with a serving spatula.