Recipe courtesy of Monsu

Pasta Tunisiano

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 pound rigatoni

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1/4 cup harissa

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/4 pound fresh mozzarella, chopped

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan

6 fresh basil leaves, torn


  1. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. It should taste like sea water! Cook the pasta until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and garlic. Sweat in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the harissa and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the tomato sauce and cook an 2 additional minutes. Remove the pasta from the pot and add to the saute pan. Add the mozzarella, Parmesan and basil and toss well. Taste for seasoning and serve.