Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sundried Tomato And Basil Baked Pasta

A new twist on the classic pasta and baked goods from your family is sure to love. By starting with sun-dried tomatoes and Bumble Bee Tuna Medley sensations Basilio raise this crowd in no time at all.
1 can (5oz) Bumble Bee Sensations® Seasoned Tuna Medley Bowl Sundried Tomato & Basil, do not drain
1/2 lb. dry penne or fusilli pasta
1 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 Tablespoons sundried tomato puree
3 Tablespoons vegetable broth
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Directions:Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Prepare pasta according to package directions, set aside.  In a large bowl, combine tomato sauce, pasta, salt and pepper.  Add 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese with sundried tomato puree, vegetable broth, olive oil, chopped basil and the tuna.  Mix well.  Spoon ingredients into a 2 quart baking dish and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.  Garnish with fresh torn basil leaves and fresh grated Parmesan.

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