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Penne alla Sorrentina
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
57 mins

Penne alla Sorrentina is lighter than your normal baked pasta, but just as delicious and filling! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 260 kcal
Author: Neriz
  • 350 grams penne rigate, (about 4 cups)
  • 250 grams ricotta, (about 1 cup)
  • 1 & 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 & 1/2 cup mozzarella, chopped roughly
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated
  • 15 basil leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350° F).
  2. Prepare penne as per package instruction. Two minutes before the instructed cooking time, take it off the heat. Drain.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta with 2 tbsp of marinara sauce. Mix.
  4. Add penne into the ricotta mix. Combine.
  5. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
  6. Spread half of penne on the baking dish. Top with 1/3 cup of marinara sauce, half of the mozzarella, half of the parmigiano reggiano, and half of basil leaves. Repeat with the remaining penne, sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano and basil leaves.

  7. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, or until top turns slightly brown.
  8. Take out of the oven and set aside for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve.