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Cheesy Baked Tomato Risoni

Cheesy Baked Tomato Risoni

with Basil & Zucchini

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“What’s risoni?” you ask. Well, it has the quick cook time of pasta, with the cute shape of rice, so it’s the best of both worlds. Here we’ve loaded it with veggies, tossed it in a tomato sauce and covered the whole thing in cheese for a speedy pasta bake for winter nights.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

brown onion

1 stalk


1 unit


1 unit


2 clove


1 bunch


1 packet


(ContainsGlutenMay be presentEgg, Soya)

1 tin

diced tomatoes

1 packet

shredded Cheddar cheese


1 sachet

rustic herb spice blend

1 bunch


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¼ cup


½ tsp

brown sugar

½ tsp


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)2140 kJ
Fat18.9 g
of which saturates11.5 g
Carbohydrate56.1 g
of which sugars17.5 g
Protein24.5 g
Sodium873 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Medium Pan
Baking Dish
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Get prepped
Get prepped

Preheat the oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Finely chop the brown onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Thinly slice the celery. Finely chop the zucchini. Thinly slice the tomato. Pick the oregano leaves.

Cook the onions and garlic
Cook the onions and garlic

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.

Add the veggies
Add the veggies

Add the oregano leaves, celery and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until softened.

cook the mixture
cook the mixture

Add the risoni, diced tomatoes, water (see ingredients list), brown sugar, salt (see ingredients list) and season with a pinch of pepper. Stir to combine, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes. TIP: Add a dash of water if the mixture is looking a little dry.

Bake the risoni
Bake the risoni

Transfer the risoni to a medium baking dish and top with the tomato slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle over the rustic herb spice blend. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the risoni is tender and cheese is melted and golden. While the risoni is baking, pick the basil leaves.

Serve up
Serve up

Divide the baked tomato risoni between plates and garnish with the basil leaves.