A fun way to serve individual portions of this quick and easy penne-pasta dish!
Who loves baked pasta???
(Ooooh – me, me!)
For a twist on this classic favorite, I decided to forgo the huge serving pan and dish up this penne pasta in individual ramekins to make…Penne-ettes! Cute? Cute.
Each is filled with a delicious and super-simple fire-roasted tomato and spinach and cheesy pasta. And then I topped each with some extra cheesy, crispy breadcrumbs, and a little extra Parmesan.
After about 20 minutes in the oven, these little bubbly, cheesy, delicious little Penne-ettes were ready to go and made a perfect easy dinner to serve to friends.
Cute. Delicious. And super easy. My kind of meal!
Here’s how to make it happen!
First of all, the secret ingredient – Progresso’s new Fire-Roasted Tomato Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce. YUM.
First you sauté up the garlic and onions in some olive oil. Then stir in the tomato sauce.
Then add in about 8 ounces of pasta that has been cooked al dente.
And then stir in the spinachy cheesy goodness.
Divide the pasta into some individual ramekins. Then top with a little more cheese, and some breadcrumbs. (I used panko to keep them extra crispy, but you can also use regular breadcrumbs.)
And after about 20 minutes in the oven, these baked little Penne-ettes are ready to go!
Too cute! And the perfect portion size for a delicious pasta meal.
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