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)
I was trying to locate a meatless dish to serve during lent on Fridays and came upon this. It was awesome! My husband and I couldn't get enough of it. The addition of the grape tomatoes really made this dish. The freshness of the tomatoes really gave it a whole dimension of flavors as opposed to the traditional canned tomato products. I didn't have fresh basil and meant to add dry but forgot to. We didn't miss the basil in this dish at all. We had it for leftovers another night but it was kind of dry after reheating. I was going to add some jarred tomato sauce or something for moisture before reheating but decided against it. I would recommend doing that if you plan on having it for leftovers another night. - 12 Mar 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)