Baked Penne Amatriciana

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese

Serves:

4

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 rashers middle bacon, diced
  • 2 cans of 400g diced tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200ml red wine
  • 400g penne pasta
  • 150g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella
  • 75g Perfect Italiano Parmesan
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. In a large frying pan with deep sides, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until golden brown. Reduced the heat to low, add the onion, and cook for another 8 minutes or until the onion softens. Add the dried chilli and garlic and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour in the wine and reduce until all the liquid has nearly evaporated. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the penne according to packet instructions. Drain into a colander and set aside until the sauce is ready.
  5. Once the sauce has thickened, add the penne and stir well to evenly coat the pasta. Transfer to a large baking dish and sprinkle over the Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese. Place into the preheated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese melts and turns golden.

FRESH TIP

Add the juice and zest of a lemon to the vegetable mix for a little extra zing.