Easy Prep Pasta Bake

This two-cheese spaghetti bake is an easy one-pan dinner that can be served simply as is or boosted with your favorite sophisticated add-ins.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italpasta Spaghetti
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 1 can Mutti Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 jar strained and puréed tomatoes (passata)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Add spaghetti to greased 13 x 9-inch (33 by 23cm) baking dish. Sprinkle onion, garlic, salt, black pepper and hot pepper flakes over top. Pour in chopped tomatoes, puréed tomatoes and 3 cups (750 mL) water. Drizzle with oil. Using tongs, stir to combine. Cover baking dish tightly with foil.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until pasta has absorbed most of the liquid. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  • Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until pasta is al dente and cheeses have melted. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil.

Tips

Tip: Jazz up pasta with olives, chopped artichokes, diced pepperoni or chopped roasted red pepper slices if desired.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2910mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g