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Easy vegetable pasta bake recipe

Easy vegetable pasta bake recipe

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Vegetarian pasta bake is an absolute classic and, with our simple recipe using store-bought sauce, it's so easy to make this winning family dinner while sticking to a budget. With mushrooms, peppers and oozy Cheddar cheese, this is a dish the whole family will love. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 624 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 375g pack Nightingale Farms mixed peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 200g Redmere Farms mushrooms, halved
  • 440g jar Hearty Food Co tomato and herb pasta sauce
  • 500g pack Hearty Food Co penne
  • 100g Creamfields mild Cheddar, grated
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If you haven't got penne, try using fusilli or another short pasta

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    6g 32%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 105.3g Protein 23.2g Fibre 3g


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the peppers and mushrooms and cook for 5 mins until lightly browned and soft.
  2. Pour over the pasta sauce and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 mins. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta to pack instructions. Drain, then stir through the pasta sauce.
  4. Tip into a baking dish (about 20 x 30cm) and scatter over the cheese. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese has melted, then serve.

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