A delicious creamy pasta bake with penne pasta, cherry tomatoes, basil and 2 types of cheese. Guaranteed to please your family including kids!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
This was delicious! I added some mushrooms per other suggestions, and I'm glad I did. I didn't have fresh basil, so I mixed dried in with the onions and mushrooms while they cooked. I also used closer to 10oz of penne. I'll definitely make this again. - 03 Dec 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I really enjoyed this dish. It is quite flexible - I used a cheddar-mozzarella mix, and parsley instead of basil, as that is what I had on hand. You could also cut back on the amount of pasta, to reduce carb load, or if feeding fewer people. - 02 Dec 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Oh....YUM. Even as I was putting this in the oven I knew it would be our new favorite pasta bake. My only changes were to double the tomato paste and to add some (thawed) frozen spinach to up the nutritional aspect. My son and I were even looking forward to the leftovers!! - 24 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)