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Three Cheese Penne Pasta Bake

This three cheese penne pasta bake is perfect for family meals! Get dinner on the table quickly and serve with a side salad and garlic bread.

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With autumn comes the return of school and heavier dinners and dishes. I love piling on the cheese and pasta once the weather gets cooler and fall comes. This three cheese penne pasta bake, using the tasty Mezzetta® Napa Valley Homemade™ flavored pasta sauces, is perfect for cooler nights when you are short on time.

When I was a little kid, my mom somehow managed to put hot dinner on the table every night. This was pretty awesome considering the fact that she was a single mom and worked both a full-time and a part-time job. Looking back now and knowing how long it can take some times to get meals ready, I realized what an amazing feat that was.

Three Cheese Penne Pasta Bake | honeyandbirch.com
Three Cheese Penne Pasta Bake | honeyandbirch.com

Three Cheese Penne Pasta Bake

She made dishes similar to this easy pasta bake. The pasta could be cooked and the dish assembled the night before – then all my mom would have to do is put the casserole dish in the oven while she helped us with our homework or did stuff around the house.

When I made this recipe, I tried to make it similar to dishes my mom would make for us. Using the Mezzetta Napa Valley homemade pasta sauces really gives this dish a lot of flavor and saves you time. I know how busy everyone’s schedules are!

I used the traditional Marinara Mezzetta pasta sauce for this recipe, but you could use any of the 6 flavors for maximum flavor: Tomato & Sweet Basil, Spicy Marinara, Roasted Garlic & Caramelized Onions, Parmesan, Asiago & Romano, Wild Mushroom, and Marinara.

We love the Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade sauces because they are made from hand-selected plum tomatoes and are a family owned and operated company. Plus, you can’t go wrong with recipes made in the Italian tradition in a Napa Valley kitchen.

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Three Cheese Penne Pasta Bake

This three cheese penne pasta bake is perfect for family meals! Get dinner on the table quickly and serve with a side salad and garlic bread.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner | Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne cooked al dente
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 25 ounce jar Mezzetta® Napa Valley Homemade™ pasta sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and 2 cups of the pasta sauce. Mix well, then pour this mixture into a 8×11 inch casserole dish.
  • Drizzle the remaining pasta sauce on top of this mixture, then spread the last cup of mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 593mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g
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Elena

Monday 3rd of October 2022

Can you use regu pasta sauce?

al

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Tomato and Sweet Basil

Ally N

Monday 21st of September 2015

My mouth is watering looking at that pasta dish! Delicioso!!! I think I might want to make stuffed shells or rigatoni tomorrow night!

Rust

Monday 21st of September 2015

I would make a penne pasta and italian sausage casserole.

Jennifer Marie

Monday 21st of September 2015

I would make rigatoni with meat sauce.