Bruschetta Pasta

My family and I love bruschetta. This pasta dish is a twist on the traditional bruschetta appetizer. We like to use rigatoni or shell pasta. Serve with grilled chicken.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) box rigatoni pasta

  • ½ small red onion

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, puree onion and garlic in the bowl of a food processor.

  3. Heat oil and butter in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; simmer until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

  4. Puree tomatoes in the food processor. Add tomatoes to the onion mixture; simmer for 5 minutes. Mix in oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Add cooked rigatoni and Parmesan cheese; mix well.

  5. Remove from heat. Toss in mozzarella cheese and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
14g Fat
59g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 276mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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