Mushroom pasta in red sauce: (baked)

Pasta mushroom in red sauce


Super easy way of making a delicious pasta bake with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Whole wheat Infused Chilli Pastas are cooked in a homemade nutty tomato sauce. So check out this baked pasta casserole

Health Benefits:

The mushrooms helps to relief from high cholesterol levels, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and diabetes. It also helps in weight loss, and increases the strength of your immune system. They can truly make you bigger and protect you against diseases and infections, as they are full of proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antibiotics and antioxidants.

This pasta can be enjoyed for dinner/lunch as a main dish.

I served this with garlic bread knot (link)

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes


  • Whole wheat Penne pasta-400gms
  • Sliced mushrooms-1cup
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Cherry tomatoes-15 (cut to half)
  • Tomato pasta/pizza sauce-500gms (link)
  • Crushed garlic-2cloves
  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Low fat mozzarella cheese-100gms
  • Salt- to taste

Pasta Garlic Italian meal


  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C.
  • Cook penne pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water, until all dente/as per package directions. Once cooked drain and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in the frying pan over high heat.
  • Add mushrooms , onion, garlic and cook stirring often for 2-3minutes.
  • Then add in sliced cherry tomatoes, and saute again for 2-3minutes.
  • Now add in pasta/pizza sauce, cooked and drained pasta mix well until combined.
  • Season with salt, ground pepper, stir well.
  • Transfer pasta into the deep oven proof dish. Sprinkle some cheese and bake for 15-20minutes/until cheese melts.

Serve hot.


  • Any vegetables like bell peppers/ any vegetables of choice can be included for variation.
  • Any sauce can be used like homemade sauce of your choice/supermarket one.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on September 17, 2014, in International, Main Course. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Miam, miam! I love pasta, and that sauce looks so rich, and tasty.


  2. Very colorful and yummy 🙂


  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I would make this as is except for the olive oil. The Garlic knots look delicious with this dish. 😉


  4. Pasta is always tasty and good, I love it Chitra 🙂


  5. So yummy Chitra! Craving some!


  6. Chitra you are very active and many recipes from you….Great…


  7. Delicious recipe with a lot of my favorite flavors and so quick to fix! Thanks for the mushroom health tips 🙂


  8. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  9. Red sauce pasta looks delicious dear:-) love it


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