Rigatoni Norma

Rigatoni Norma

This is a beautifully simple, classic Sicilian pasta dish – it’s incredibly satisfying and full of flavour. The pasta that we used is Rigatoni from Lenato company, a family-run business in Sicily and Hybla ready made norma sugo.

Enjoy the real flavours of Sicily!


Course: First course

Cuisine: Italian

Difficulty: Low

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Portions: 2 people


220g Organic rigatoni "Lenato"

250g Organic ready made norma sugo "Hybla"

½ Aubergine

5g Fresh basil

30g Pecorino / Parmesan cheese grated

Olive oil



1. Slice aubergine lengthways, not very thick.

2. Drizzle a splash of olive oil into a large frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the aubergines in a single layer. Fry for 5 to 8 minutes, or until softened and golden then place it in a tissue and let the oil be absorbed.

3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook rigatoni according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

4. Five minutes before the pasta is ready, reheat our norma sugo and add 1-2 tablespoons of pasta water and keep the heat low.

5. Drain the pasta and add to the sauce then the fresh basil. Stir very well and add pecorino cheese.

6. Serve immediately with 1 or 2 slice of aubergine on top.

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