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Baked Pesto Pasta
Makes 6


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Cook pasta according to package directions. In a medium size pan, heat oil and sauté garlic, onions and mushrooms for 3 min. Add broccoli and continue to cook for another 3 min., or until mushrooms are cooked.
Step 2

In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, sautéed garlic and vegetables with the pesto and half of the Swiss and Cheddar cheese. Place mixture in an ovenproof dish and top with Parmesan, remaining Swiss and Cheddar cheese. Bake for 12 min., or until cheese is melted.
For a hit of colour on your plate, pair the baked pasta with a tomato salad. For convenience, you can also use frozen vegetables.

1 pkg (450 g) penne rigate 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped garlic 1 cup (250 mL) diced onion 3 cups (750 mL) sliced mushrooms 2 cups broccoli florets 500 mL 1/4 cup pesto 0 mL 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 250 mL 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 250 mL 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 60 mL