Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Cheesy Mediterranean Pasta Bake

The great thing about this pasta bake is that there's no need to pre cook the pasta. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl, pour into an ovenproof dish, scatter over the cheese and bake for 1 hour in the oven. It's really tasty too!

Mediterranean Pasta Bake


| Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes |


  • 100g Chorizo, sliced
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 500g Penne
  • 150 ml of Double Cream
  • 50g Capers
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 TBSP Basil, chopped
  • 175ml Boiling Water
  • 1/2 TSP Sugar
  • Salt, Pepper and 1 tsp sugar
  • 80g soft goats cheese
  • 75g Parmesan, grated
  • 75g Cheddar, grated


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven 180C (160C Fan).
  • Step 2: Mix all of the ingredients together (except the cheeses) in a large bowl.
  • Step 3: Pour into an oven proof dish, top with the cheeses.
  • Step 4: Bake in the oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cover with foil after 20 minutes to stop it browning too much on top.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date:  22nd November 2008 |


  1. Looks fantastic, Beth. Just what I need just now as I'm freezing cold!

    Am intrigued by adding the pasta in raw, but there's certainly plenty of liquid to cook it through. A great saving in time!

  2. Its like Mac & Cheese with sausage & that sounds good to me

  3. I love pasta bake. This one look so tasty. Just what you need this time of year.

  4. This would be a well deserved treat after a hard day of cleaning...very comforting dish:D

  5. i love pasta!! this looks soo amazing.

    i've never had capers. rachael ray uses them a lot, but i never remember to buy them at the store.

  6. I love that book!
    Great photo - looks all warm and sunny.

  7. Baked pasta is always so good!

  8. I've always been a sucker for a good pasta bake, and this looks like it's more than just good!

  9. I love pasta and chorizo but have never had the both together, a definate must try!


  10. I make pasta bake is a favourite in my house. This one looks really good I'll have to try it, lots of capers for me though!

  11. The pasta looks so cheesy and scrumptious!

  12. Beth this is one fantastic pasta!! Such comfort food when it scold outside....

    Rosie x

  13. That looks and sounds scrummy, Beth.

  14. I'm so craving pasta at the mo! There's an award for you over at mine by the way : ) xxx


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