Baked Penne With Broccoli and Three Cheeses

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Bon Appetit, January 2003.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir oil and garlic in small skillet over medium heat 1 minute; set aside.
  2. Cook penne in large pot of boiling salted water until almost tender, about 11 minutes.
  3. Add broccoli; cook 1 minute. Drain.
  4. Mix marinara, 1/2 cup mozzarella, ricotta, basil, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, and sautéed garlic in large bowl.
  5. Add pasta and broccoli; toss.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer to 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan over.
  9. Preheat oven to 400°F
  10. Bake pasta uncovered until cheese melts, about 20 minutes.
  11. Let stand 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I have not tried this yet, but I know I would never add marinara to this - I think it would be delicious without it.

bbh October 22, 2012

This had a delicious flavor, just the perfect amount of ricotta and the broccoli was wonderful in it. I do feel like both the pasta and broccoli were a bit overcooked. I think next time I would leave very al dente before baking.

sofie-a-toast October 21, 2012

In school I was always told that I didn't follow instructions well so I thought that I would continue with that pattern and use rotini instead of penne! My grocery store was out of fresh basil so I replaced it with 1 tablespoon of dried basil and used basil/tomato marinara sauce. We all really enjoyed this dish and it was very quick and easy to make. Delish!!! Made for Went to the Market tag. Thanks lazyme!! :)

Nif April 07, 2010

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