Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake, an easy, delicious cheesy vegetarian pasta recipe. Parmesan and Gruyere make it a creamy yummy family favorite.
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5 from 3 votes

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Bake

A delicious way to eat Broccoli, a favourite Pasta dish.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 363kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 3 cups cooked short pasta I used penne pasta
  • 4 cups broccoli florets raw
  • 3/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup Fontina cheese Gruyere cheese is a good substitute
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


  • Pre-heat oven to 350°. Lightly oil an 8 x 6 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium pot heat olive oil and garlic (for approximately 1 minute) then add tomato puree, water, basil, oregano and salt, simmer on medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes, until thickened.
  • Cook pasta in salted boiling water for approximately 4 minutes then add the broccoli florets and continue to boil for approximately 3-4 minutes, drain well.
  • Mix pasta, broccoli florets and sauce, add half the Fontina and 1/2 the Parmesan cheese and toss gently, place in baking dish and top with remaining Fontina and Parmesan cheese. Bake approximately 20 minutes, serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 363kcal