A TikTok user named Anna Rothfuss has thrown the cooking establishment on its head. In her viral recipe for honeycomb pasta, Rothfuss has shocked millions of social media users who claim that her new dish is too controversial to appear on the internet. The recipe for honeycomb pasta (which is also sometimes called honeycomb cannelloni or rigatoni pie) tastes similar to what a lasagna cake might taste like.
When Rothfuss opens up her cooking tutorial, she has the prep work already completed. This means that her springform pan has already been lined with upright rigatoni pasta. Although this baking tool is usually reserved for items like cheesecakes, it comes in handy for Rothfuss’s honeycomb pasta recipe as you’re about to see when you follow along and watch the video included at the bottom of the page.
The camera zooms in as Rothfuss finishes stuffing each piece of rigatoni with cheese. She uses sliced pieces of string cheese to fill up the pieces of pasta. String cheese is usually a processed mozzarella. Once every piece of pasta is filled with cheese, it’s time to move onto the next step. Sauce!
Cover your springform pan of honeycomb pasta with tomato sauce. She opts for store-bought pasta sauce, but you can certainly use your own recipe. After the sauce is in place, Rothfuss tops off the honeycomb pasta recipe with ground meat. It seems like she is using either ground beef or ground pork to make her dish. If you are a vegetarian, you can skip the meat or substitute it for something else like white beans.
With the sauce and meat in place, it is time to cover the honeycomb pasta dish with more cheese. The home chef uses shredded mozzarella cheese to finish off the dish. She spreads it out, so the cheese evenly covers the top of the entire dish. Then she pops it into her preheated oven. Although she does not say how long she kept it in the oven or how hot she had it set at, you can probably put yours in there at 350 degrees for twenty to thirty minutes.
When the dish is done baking, remove it from the oven and then place it on the countertop. Carefully undo the springform pan top and slid it off. You can watch Rothfuss’s surprise at a job well done in the video. She literally gapes at the finished honeycomb pasta dish she made.
Before serving, let the dish sit for a few moments to cool down. Then, use a serrated knife to slice off a piece of the “cake” and serve it to everyone who is hungry. The cheesy dish is guaranteed to fill up guests and to satisfy anyone who is looking for a decadent baked pasta recipe.
TikTok users flocked to this video.
“There’s literally more cheese than pasta in that dish.”
Some people suggested tweaking the recipe to make it more health-conscious.
“Fill the noodles with ricotta and spinach instead.”
Others felt that this dish was an afront to Italian cooking.
“My Italian grandmother is spinning in her grave.”
What do you think about this dish?
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