Penne Pasta bake

Penne Pasta bake is a very healthy and easy to make recipe – perfect for dinner or lunch.   What I like about Penne Pasta bake recipe is that you don’t even need to add any oil to it.

Ingredients to serve 4 people

  • 6 cups of Penne or Fusilli Pasta
  • 6 cups of Passata ( you can use tinned tomatoes but will need more as the sauce will not be as thick as Passata)
  • 7-8 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt for the pasta sauce and one for the pasta.
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups of grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano

Method:

1. Blend the passata, onions and garlic and heat the sauce.

2. Add the salt and pepper.

3. Once heated, let it simmer gently.

4. This basic sauce can be made ahead and frozen too to use anytime you cook pasta or spaghetti.  If you like hot and spicy pasta, you can add fresh green chillies to the sauce.   You can also add some vegetables to the sauce if you wish to. 

5. Whilst the sauce is heating up, boil 1-2 litres of water with a teaspoon of salt. You need enough water to enable you to cover the pasta and allow it to boil.

6. Once boiled, add the pasta to the water.

7. Once the pasta has cooked, add it to the sauce and transfer to an oven proof dish.
8. Sprinkle with cheese and oregano.
9. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and cook in the middle of the oven at 150 degrees for 20 minutes.
10. Serve Penne Pasta bake with fresh salad.

 

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