- • 8 ounces Portobello mushrooms (cut into ½ inch pieces)
- • 1 pound penne pasta
- • 4 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- • 2 tablespoons olive oil
- • 8 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- • I teaspoon dried oregano
- • 1 teaspoon dried basil
- • 1( 28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
Baked pasta recipe is a perfect choice of meal for all those people who desire to eat something that is warm and comforting. This vegetarian recipe which is simple and filling can be put together earlier in the day and stored in the refrigerator. It can later be baked in the oven whenever you require eating it for dinner. So if you are planning to prepare vegetarian baked pasta recipe, take a look at the directions listed below in this guide.
Step 1: Boil slightly salted water in a large pot and add pasta to it. Cook for eight to ten minutes.
Step2: Drain out the water and add ice water over the pasta. Do not rinse it out completely.
Step 3: Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). Coat a glass pan (9 x 13 inches) with olive oil.
Step 4: Heat olive oil in a large skillet and cook mushrooms in it for about two minutes in it.
Step 5: Add garlic, oregano and basil in it and cook for another one minute.
Step 6: Add sauce to this mushroom mixture and stir.
Step 7: To assemble, pour sauce in the base of the pan and mix the pasta with the remaining sauce.
Step 8: Set about one third of the sauced noodles on the top of sauce in pan. Top it with mozzarella (one cup) and gorgonzola (one half cup)
Step 9: Repeat step 8 for the second Layer.
Step 10: Top the second layer with noodles and two cups of mozzarella.
Step 11: Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes. Serve.
This vegetarian baked pasta recipe requires 45 minutes of cooking time and provides eight servings.