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Spoon lifting creamy pesto pasta bake.

Pesto Pasta Bake

Rich and delish
This pesto pasta bake is extra creamy and cheesy, made in one baking pan, and doesn't require kitchen skills! This pesto pasta bake is a super delicious pasta dish that is made in under an hour and tastes like restaurant pasta!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 644 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 400 g Cooked pasta
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Chili flakes
  • 1 cup Baby spinach
  • ½ cup Pesto
  • cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat an oven to 200c (400f). And cook the pasta according to the package instructions. We suggest cooking the pasta to al dente because the pasta cooks more when bakes.
  • In a 13×9 inch baking pan, add the cooked pasta, basil pesto, minced garlic, parmesan, chili flakes, salt and pepper, heavy cream, and the baby spinach, and carefully mix with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Sprinkle the grated mozzarella cheese on top, we like to use it a lot, but you are free to use it as much as you like.
  • Bake the pasta in a 200c (400f) preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is slightly golden brown on top.
  • Serve by itself or next to your favorite protein or salad and enjoy!

Notes

Make the pasta in salted water. this will make sure that the pasta flavor isn't flat. add a generous amount of salt to the boiling water.
Cook the pasta to al dente. to stop the pasta from turning soggy from the juices, cook the pasta al dente. this step will keep your pasta salad fresh and delicious.
Use fresh ingredients! this pasta bake is the perfect vegetarian dish for any occasion!

Nutrition

Calories: 644kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 22gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1150mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2627IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 419mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy pasta bake, pesto pasta bake
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