Quick Sicilian Baked Pasta Gratin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is so simple. Just tried this the other night and my family really liked it. It's one of the many recipes I've collected over the years and just thought I'd give it a go. E-A-S-Y!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Saute the peppers and onion in the heated oil until the onions become translucent in appearance.
  3. Add garlic and pepper flakes.
  4. Cook for a few minutes, but don't brown your garlic-- or it will become bitter.
  5. Add the tomatoes, olives, caper, and basil in your food processor or blender and only coarsely give it a few pulses.
  6. Add this mixture to the skillet and reheat.
  7. Adjust your seasonings to taste.
  8. Combine the tomato mixture, cheese, pasta, and gentely turn into an oiled casserole.
  9. Bake 30 minutes uncovered.
  10. NOTE: You can assemble this dish, refrigerate it and make it two days later.
  11. Also you can add a little more tomatoes if you like a saucier sauce.
  12. I added more olives because I like them.