Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake Recipe

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Sarah Gill Modified: March 22, 2022
Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake Recipe

How To Make Creamy Tomato Pasta Bake

For this delightfully easy casserole, Italian seasoning brings out the best tastes within the marinara sauce for this tomato pasta bake with heavy cream.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbpenne,or rigatoni
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½onion,diced
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tsp*Italian seasoning,(see Recipe Notes for recipe)
  • cupheavy cream
  • 24oz*marinara sauce,(see Recipe Notes for recipe), or pasta sauce
  • 14½ozpetite diced tomatoes,drained
  • 2cupsmozzarella cheese,shredded
  • 2tbspfresh basil,or parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook pasta in salted water al dente according to the package directions and drain.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion and cook until tender. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.

  4. Add cream, tomatoes, and marinara sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes.

  5. Place pasta in a 9×13-inch pan. Add sauce and toss to combine.

  6. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and cheese is bubbly.

  7. Remove from the oven, cool 5 minutes and top with fresh herbs.

  8. Serve warm and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*Check out Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe and Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe to learn how to make the flavorful blend and rich sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 554.93kcal
  • Fat: 27.30g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.76g
  • Fiber: 4.53g
  • Sugar: 9.05g
  • Protein: 23.60g
  • Cholesterol: 86.69mg
  • Sodium: 888.23mg
  • Calcium: 444.99mg
  • Potassium: 576.89mg
  • Iron: 2.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 249.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.29mg
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