Creamy penne pasta

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Maria Safta

Community Member

“Best comfort food one could ask for, you just can’t go wrong with a pasta bake! Creamy, flavorful and crisp, this is the kind of dish that puts a smile on your face anytime!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
500 g penne
450 ml tomato sauce
150 ml cream
1 tbsp olive oil
garlic
dried oregano
dried basil
chili powder
pepper
Parmesan cheese
parsley
mozzarella cheese

Utensils

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • saucepan
  • roasting pan
  • Step 1/8

    Finely chop 2 garlic cloves and add them in a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and stir, to keep it from burning, until it’s soft.
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • garlic
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • frying pan

    Finely chop 2 garlic cloves and add them in a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and stir, to keep it from burning, until it’s soft.

  • Step 2/8

    Add the tomato sauce over the sautéed garlic. Turn the heat to low. While the tomato sauce is cooking, add the spices.
    • 450 ml tomato sauce
    • dried oregano
    • dried basil
    • chili powder
    • pepper

    Add the tomato sauce over the sautéed garlic. Turn the heat to low. While the tomato sauce is cooking, add the spices.

  • Step 3/8

    In the meantime, add the pasta to salted boiling water and cook for 11 min. Keep a cup of pasta water to add to the sauce later. (It will make it creamy)
    • 500 g penne
    • cooking spoon
    • saucepan

    In the meantime, add the pasta to salted boiling water and cook for 11 min. Keep a cup of pasta water to add to the sauce later. (It will make it creamy)

  • Step 4/8

    Add the cream and stir. Let cook for 3-4 min.
    • 150 ml cream

    Add the cream and stir. Let cook for 3-4 min.

  • Step 5/8

    Bring the sauce to a boil on low heat.

    Bring the sauce to a boil on low heat.

  • Step 6/8

    Add the drained pasta, water from pasta, more salt and pepper, Parmesan Cheese and fresh chopped parsley.
    • Parmesan cheese
    • parsley

    Add the drained pasta, water from pasta, more salt and pepper, Parmesan Cheese and fresh chopped parsley.

  • Step 7/8

    Add the pasta with sauce to a butter greased roasting pan. Top with grated mozzarella cheese and put in oven. (Preheated at 180 degrees Celsius). Bake for 20 min.
    • mozzarella cheese
    • roasting pan

    Add the pasta with sauce to a butter greased roasting pan. Top with grated mozzarella cheese and put in oven. (Preheated at 180 degrees Celsius). Bake for 20 min.

  • Step 8/8

    Take out of the oven when the mozzarella is golden and crisp. Add some chopped fresh parsley. Serve.

    Take out of the oven when the mozzarella is golden and crisp. Add some chopped fresh parsley. Serve.