Rigatoni gratin, ricotta & spinach

Rigatoni gratin, ricotta & spinach

Mirto Marchesi (Villars Palace, 15/20) combines his dish with a wine from Blaise Duboux: the Plant Robez.



    1. Step 1

      Béchamel sauce 
    2. Step 2

      Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon without letting it color. The flour should just thicken. Pour in the milk gradually, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another ten minutes on low heat.
    3. Step 3

      Rigatoni with spinach filling
    4. Step 4

      Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and add the crushed garlic. Cook for about a minute over high heat. Add the spinach and fry quickly. Season and remove from heat.
    5. Step 5

      Chop the spinach, mix with the ricotta and 170 g of parmesan cheese and place in a piping bag.
    6. Step 6

      Blanch the pasta in salted water for five minutes, drain and cool on a lightly oiled tray, then stuff each rigatoni with the spinach-ricotta-parmesan filling.
    7. Step 7

      Put some béchamel in an ovenproof dish, then place the stuffed rigatoni, cover with the rest of the béchamel and the previously fried bacon, and the rest of the parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C.