Baked Mushroom and Cheese Penne

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another web find -- looks yummy!! My husband is not a huge fan of marinara, so I am always on the lookout for something a little different! This looks easy enough to adapt to various types of pasta as well...

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute the mushrooms and whole garlic clove in 2 tablespoons of the butter over a high heat.
  2. Add salt and pepper, lower the heat and cook for about 3 minutes. Discard the garlic.
  3. Cook the pasta according to package directions and individual taste. Drain, and mix with remaining 2 tbs butter.
  4. In a large casserole dish that has been greased, add a layer of cooked penne.
  5. Top layer of penne with about a quarter of the mushrooms and the sliced cheese and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan.
  6. Repeat layers until you have used all the ingredients, finishing with a layer of sliced cheeses.
  7. Pur over the cream, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake, covered with foil, in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  8. Bake uncovered for a further 10 minutes, or until a light crust has formed on the top.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have been craving mushrooms and this hit the spot! I'm afraid I'm a bit of a garlic addict, so I crushed the garlic and obviously left it in! A really easy comfort food dish that I'll definitely repeat! Thanks!

I am not going to rate this until I make it right. Even with my mistakes it was tasty, but not quite satisfying enough as an entree. I forgot the cream. Instead of fresh mushrooms (which went bad) I used a combination of rehydrated dried mushrooms and about half a jar of mushrooms in a vinegar solution, which I rinsed to remove some of the acidity. I used a combination of white cheeses. Because I was running out of time, I just mixed everything together and spooned it into a casserole dish. I liked this but would have liked it a bit creamier, which the cream would have provided.

5 5

This was a big hit in my house! My DH raved about it and says that I should definitely keep it on my "make again and again" list. You know how silly I am, though, I completely forgot to add the heavy cream and the salt and pepper but it still had great flavor! Next time, though, I'll be sure to not miss that step. I used Havarti cheese, one of my favorites. Delish!