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Baked Pesto & Penne

A delicious dish with 5 simple ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Servings: 4 -8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup Classic Basil Pesto or your favorite store-bought basil pesto
  • 1- pint grape tomatoes quartered
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the pasta according to packaged directions. Once cooked, drain the water and allow the pasta to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the pasta, pesto, quartered tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese to the prepared baking dish. Stir to incorporate and fully combine. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Cover the dish with foil (spray nonstick spray on the side of the foil that will be over the cheese topping to avoid the foil from sticking).
  • Bake covered for 25 minutes or until the dish is cooked through and the cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 5 additional minutes or until the top is bubbly.
  • Enjoy!