Skillet Baked Penne

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Skillet Baked Penne
Penne
Culinary Couture Blog
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This baked pasta dish is simple to make and can be made in one skillet.

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4
Servings
314
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 1/2 Cup penne pasta
  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil, minced
  • 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

In a 10-inch oven-safe skillet, saute garlic, pepper flakes, and salt&pepper in olive oil for about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, water, penne, and an additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring often, for about 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan, and basil. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

Penne Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Penne Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
38mg
13%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
121µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.2%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
14µg
18%
Calcium
230mg
23%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
229mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
444mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.5%
Sodium
633mg
26%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.5%
Zinc
1mg
10%