Skillet Baked Penne Recipe

Serving Size: 4


  • 0.5 tsp olive oil
  • 0.25 cup fresh basil, minced
  • 0.25 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 0.25 cup heavy cream
  • 1.5 cup penne pasta
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 0.5 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. In a 10-inch oven-safe skillet, saute garlic, pepper flakes, and salt&pepper in olive oil for about 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, water, penne, and an additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring often, for about 20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan, and basil. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes in preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

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