Tomato & Basil Pasta Bake

with Cherry Tomatoes & Mozzarella

  • Vegetarian
  • Italian
  • Contains Dairy

This delicious dish is simple and easy to cook and is a vegetarian dish that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Nutrition Per Portion

  • 898 Calories | 
  • 91.8g Carbohydrates | 
  • 44g Fat | 
  • 6.2g Fibre | 
  • 31.2g Protein | 
  • 11.8g Sugar
  • 0.0 min

    Preheat grill to 180C and bring a pan of salted water to a boil.

  • 0.5 min

    Finely chop up the garlic. 

  • 1.0 min

    Finely dice the onion. 

  • 2.0 min

    Halve the cherry tomatoes, set aside.

  • 2.5 min

    Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente (We want it to be a little bit undercooked!)

  • 3.0 min

    Preheat a frying pan or a sauce pan over medium heat.

  • 3.5 min

    Add olive oil to the pan

  • 4.0 min

    Add the onion and garlic to the pan.

  • 4.5 min

    Cook, stirring regularly for 2-3 minutes until the onions are cooked.

  • 6.5 min

    Add the tomato passata to the onions and stir.

  • 7.0 min

    When the tomato start to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer.

  • 8.0 min

    Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to your taste.

  • 10.0 min

    The pasta should be about ready, drain and add to the tomato sauce mixture.

  • 11.0 min

    Add the basil pesto, feta, cream, balsamic vinegar, half of the mozzarella, 3/4 of the basil leaves and cherry tomatoes

  • 12.5 min

    Season with a tiny pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 13.0 min

    Using a large spoon mix everything together until a creamy sauce has formed.

  • 14.0 min

    If the saucepan is not oven friendly, transfer to a baking dish.

  • 14.5 min

    Place the mozarella slices on top of the pasta.

  • 19.5 min

    Place the pasta bake under the grill in the middle of oven. Let the cheese melt and bubble on top, for about 5 minutes.

  • 20.0 min

    Remove from the oven and top with the remaining fresh basil leaves.

  • 22.0 min

    Allow to sit for a few minutes and serve.

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  • Ingredients

    Mozzarella, sliced

    Feta Cheese


    Cherry Tomatoes, halved

    Balsamic Vinegar

    Basil Pesto

    Fresh Basil

    Tomato Passata

    Brown Onion, finely chopped

    Garlic, finely chopped


    Olive Oil

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