Three Cheese Broccoli and Penne Bake

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium skillet heat oil, then add in garlic; saute for 1 minute, then add in the broccoli florets; saute for a couple of minutes, then remove to a bowl.
  • Cook the penne in a large pot of boiling salted water until JUST firm tender; drain.
  • In a large bowl, mix together marinara sauce, 1 cup mozzeralla cheese, 3/4 cup ricotta, fresh basil and 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; mix well to combine.
  • Add in the cooked penne and the broccoli/garlic mixture; toss to combine, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the mixture to prepared baking dish.
  • Spoon and then spread with 1-1/4 cups ricotta cheese (you do not have to cover completely with ricotta).
  • Sprinkle with about 1 cup (or more) mozzeralla cheese, then sprinkle with about 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese over the mozza cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes uncovered or until the cheese melts.
  • Let stand for about 5-8 minutes before serving.
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