A home-cooked meal can turn a bad day into a comforting evening, just like a call or a hug from mom can turn a frown upside down.
Chef and restaurateur Greg Baxtrom imbues this feeling into everything he makes, especially at his New York City restaurant Patti Ann’s, which is named for his own mother.
The family-friendly eatery welcomes hungry diners to its Brooklyn doors for a meal of elevated favorites, all of which take inspiration from his Midwestern childhood.
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Now, you can bring some of that home-grown flavor to your own kitchen and share his recipe for baked Mostaccioli with your own loved ones.
Warm, inviting and totally filling, this baked pasta dish doesn’t take too long and requires some standard yet delicious ingredients. Start by making your own ragu, or meat sauce, combining three types of cheese with a special blend of herbs, garlic and spices. From there, you just cook the rigatoni pasta, put it in the oven, and chow down!
1 qt mostaccioli ragu
Photography by: Courtesy of Patti Ann's NYC