Pesto and semi-dried Tomato Pasta Bake recipe april A deliciously creamy pesto and semi-dried tomato pasta bake, ready in just 35 minutes. my pesto and semi-dried tomato pasta bake, ready in just 35 minutes. Ingredients 250g dried elbow pasta 1/2 cup basil pesto 1/2 cup light thickened cream for cooking 1/4 cup drained and chopped semi-dried tomatoes 225g jar marinated antipasto, drained 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/3 cup grated parmesan 1 tablespoon pine nuts Olive oil cooking spray Shredded fresh basil leaves, to serve Directions Step 1: Cook pasta following packet directions. Drain well. Step 2: Combine pesto and cream in a large bowl. Add pasta, tomatoes and antipasto. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Step 3: Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Step 4: Spoon the pasta mixture into a 6-cup-capacity flameproof baking dish. Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan and pine nuts in a bowl. Sprinkle over pasta. Spray with oil. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Serve sprinkled with basil. This satisfying side dish goes well with grilled pork sausages, pan-fried fish fillets or roast chicken.
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