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Leftover pork, tomato and rosemary rigatoni pasta bake recipe

Leftover pork, tomato and rosemary rigatoni pasta bake recipe

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A hearty pasta dish to feed your family in the middle of the week. Lovely slow cooked pork, tomato and rosemary served with a good helping of cheese! This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our slow braised pork shoulder in cider dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 35-40mins to cook
  • 490 calories / serving


For the salsa

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g (13oz) tomatoes
  • 2 small handfuls of basil leaves
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 300g (10 1/2oz) rigatoni
  • 2 slices white bread, roughly torn
  • 1 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 pinches salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 200g (7oz) leftover pork, shredded
  • 50g (2oz) Parmesan, finely grated
  • 50g (2oz) cheddar, grated
If you haven't got any white bread, try using brown instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    7g 35%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.4g Protein 34.8g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Heat 2tbsp of olive oil in a medium pan, add the garlic and cook until it starts to turn colour. Pour in the tomatoes and stir until well combined. Add the basil and oregano and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of boiling water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. When cooked, reserve 250ml (8fl oz) of the cooking water and drain the pasta.
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. To make the breadcrumb topping, place the torn bread and leaves from the rosemary sprig into a food processor and whizz to form coarse breadcrumbs. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, drizzle over the remaining olive oil and stir to coat. Tip onto a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. When the tomato sauce is ready, stir through the reserved pasta cooking water, the pork and 25g (1oz) of the Parmesan, season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Combine the sauce with the pasta and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and the Cheddar over the top, followed by the rosemary breadcrumbs. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the breadcrumbs are golden. Serve immediately.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) of pork is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

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