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Easy Italian Baked Penne Party Recipe

Introducing our “Italian Baked Penne Party” – a culinary journey that brings the flavors of Italy straight to your kitchen! Get ready to immerse yourself in the essence of Italian cuisine as we combine classic ingredients with a fun and festive twist. Join us as we create a deliciously unforgettable experience that celebrates the love for food, friendship, and the bella vita. Let’s dive into this flavorful adventure together!


  • 400g penne pasta
  • 500g tomato passata
  • 200g fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • A sprinkle of amore

Instructions :

1. Put on some Italian tunes and preheat your Smeg 90cm Red Gas/Electric Cooker to 180°C (350°F). It’s time to bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen.

2. Cook the penne pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until it’s al dente, just like they do it in the streets of Rome. Drain and set aside.

3. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and let them sauté until they’re as fragrant as the streets of Florence, about 5 minutes.

4. Pour in the tomato passata and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce simmer and embrace its Italian roots for 10-15 minutes until it’s feeling like a true marinara.

5. In a large mixing bowl, let the pasta join the sauce and dance with the diced mozzarella cheese. Mix until it’s a symphony of flavors.

6. Transfer the pasta mixture into a baking dish and spread the amore evenly.

7. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top of the pasta like snowfall in the Italian Alps.

8. Slide the baking dish into the preheated oven and let it bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the pasta is warmed through like a Tuscan sunset.

9. Once it’s baked to perfection, pull it out of the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves like they’re the crown jewels of Venice.

10. Gather your amici, serve hot, and indulge in the flavors of Italia with your Bella Italia Baked Penne Pasta Party!

With this recipe, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported straight to the heart of Italy. Buon appetito! 🇮🇹🍝