Butter Masala Rigatoni


12 oz rigatoni pasta

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil, more if needed

1 orange bell pepper, sliced

2 cups fresh spinach, packed

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1 jar Maya Kaimal Butter Masala

1 tablespoon butter, for topping

Freshly ground black pepper


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Step 1
Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Drain thoroughly and place in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2
In a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and saute sliced orange bell pepper. Remove from the pan and add to the bowl of pasta.

Step 3
Add spinach to the pan and saute until cooked. Add spinach to the bowl of pasta.

Step 4
Add additional oil to the pan if needed and saute the sliced cherry tomatoes until just softened. Add to the pasta bowl.

Step 5
Heat the Butter Masala in a small sauce pan over medium-low. When piping hot, pour over the bowl of pasta and vegetables.

Step 6
Add the butter and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve as is or mix together until evenly combined before serving.