• olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 750 grams ground pork (and beef)
  • 250 grams Lumaconi pasta
  • salt
  • black pepper (groud)
  • 3 tomatoes (ripe)
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • grated cheese
  • chopped parsley


  1. For the pasta: In a saucepan with olive oil, sauté the onion, the chopped garlic, and the bay leaf.
  2. Add the meat and cook on medium heat.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, add a little salt and a little olive oil and cook the pasta until al dente.
  5. Drain and let cool slightly.
  6. Carefully stuff the pasta with meat mixture, and place the noodles in a glass baking dish.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  8. For the sauce: Dice the peeled and seedless tomatoes and sauté in olive oil.
  9. Add the oregano, tomato paste, sugar, red wine vinegar and salt, and cook until the tomato has almost disintegrated.
  10. If necessary, add a few tablespoons of water.
  11. If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can coarsely grind the sauce with a hand blender.
  12. Pour the sauce on the pasta and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  13. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  14. Serve and garnish with fresh or dried chopped parsley.
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