Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Baked Penne with Fennel
Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Total:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Ingredients

Directions

Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 450. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring, until the fat renders, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour off the fat, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan. Add the onion and fennel and cook until the fennel is soft, about 5 minutes. Crush the tomatoes into the pan with your hands, then pour in the juices from the can and bring to a simmer. Fill the empty can with 1/2 cup of the boiling water and add to the sauce. Stir in the cream and simmer while you cook the pasta.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain and add to the sauce. Stir in the basil and 1/2 cup parmesan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and toss.

Oil a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Layer the pasta, mozzarella, fontina and the remaining 1/2 cup parmesan in the dish, alternating pasta and cheese. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake, uncovered, until browned and bubbly, about 15 minutes.

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

More from:

Potluck Parties

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Meaty Penne

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Baked Potato Wedges

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Naan: Indian Oven-Baked Flat Bread

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Crust

Recipe courtesy of Ted Allen

No-Bake Chocolate-Pretzel-Peanut Butter Squares

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Broccoli and Orzo Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chickless Pot Pie

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Perfect Pot Roast

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.