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Easy Baked Penne Pasta Casserole in a blue casserole dish and a fork full being lifted out of the dish

Easy Baked Penne

Easy Baked Penne - this easy pasta casserole is FULL of cheese! It's accidentally vegetarian and no one will know it's semi-homemade!
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 343kcal
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 12-16 ounce box penne pasta
  • 1 jar 24 ounce pasta sauce (and brand/flavor you like)
  • 8 ounces cottage cheese low fat is fine
  • 8 ounces sour cream low fat is fine
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella divided


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions then drain well.
  • In a bowl or in the pasta pan, stir together pasta sauce, cottage cheese, sour cream, and garlic. Stir in pasta, then stir in 2 cups of shredded cheese.
  • Spread pasta in a 9x13” baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups cheese on top.
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the pasta is hot all the way through and cheese is melted. Serve hot. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1/8th of casserole | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 859mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g