Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Cheese

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe came from a fund-raising cookbook our neighborhood put together. It's very flavorful. Freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 3 Tbsp oil in pan.
  2. Saute onion and garlic.
  3. Mix in tomatoes, basil and ground red pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, breaking up tomatoes.
  5. Add broth and boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer about 1 hour.
  7. (Can make this much ahead.) Cook pasta and drain.
  8. Toss with 3 Tbsp oil.
  9. Mix pasta with sauce and then mix in Havarti cheese.
  10. Put into 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake in 375 oven about 30 minutes.
  12. ½ of this recipe will easily serve 4.
Most Helpful

This is a great make ahead dish. I prepared the sauce in the morning using fresh basil out of my herb garden. The sauce is outstanding and goes great with the pasta and cheese. A wonderful meal that will be making repeat performances at our table! Thanks so much MrsEl, for another wonderful dish. :-)

Merlot July 26, 2003

It came out delightful.Only change that i made was i added the italian cheese blend.

sujafriendlover November 02, 2010

Loved the recipe! I agree...don't skimp on the cheese. My tomatoes wouldn't chop up very well so I used a potato masher and it did a great job.

WW Girl July 20, 2009