Cheesy Baked Penne Recipe

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Vincent Published: November 12, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
Cheesy Baked Penne Recipe

How To Make Cheesy Baked Penne

Feast on this cheesy baked penne pasta dish with noodles cooked al dente, then topped with meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Taste it now!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 48 minutes
Total: 58 minutes



  • 12ozpenne pastacooked al dente
  • 1lbprepared meatballs
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1smallonionchopped
  • 2clovesgarlicminced
  • 24ozmarinara sauceor pasta sauce
  • 14oztomatoeswith juice, fire roasted and diced
  • 1tbspparsleyfresh, or 1 tsp dried
  • 1cupMozzarella cheeseshredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Place the meatballs in a 9×13-inch pan and bake for 20 minutes, or according to package directions or recipe.

  3. Heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened.

  4. Remove the meatballs from the oven.

  5. Add the cooked penne pasta, marinara sauce, and tomatoes into the 9×13-inch pan along with the meatballs. Stir to combine.

  6. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until heated through.

  7. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


When removing the meatballs from the oven, you may drain the fat if a huge amount is present at the bottom. However, if it’s only a small amount, you may leave it in for additional flavor.



  • Calories: 633.85kcal
  • Fat: 30.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.92g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.98g
  • Fiber: 4.89g
  • Sugar: 10.44g
  • Protein: 32.12g
  • Cholesterol: 94.49mg
  • Sodium: 840.30mg
  • Calcium: 317.18mg
  • Potassium: 906.13mg
  • Iron: 3.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 156.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.35mg
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