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Mushroom Pesto Pasta Bake

Serves: 4Prep time: 25 minutesCook time: 10 minutes


2 cups basil leaves, packed & stems removed
¼ cup sunflower seeds (or nuts of choice)
½ cup parmesan, grated
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 large clove garlic
½ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

350g short pasta of choice
1 punnet Denny Portabellini mushrooms, sliced
250g cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
150g fresh mozzarella e.g. bocconcini
½ cup parmesan, grated


  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor. Season to taste. Blitz until smooth and creamy. Set pesto aside in the fridge.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to package instructions until just shy of al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large oven safe pan fry the mushrooms in a drizzle of olive oil. Season.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, pesto and cooked pasta. Mix well.
  • Top with torn pieces of mozzarella and then scatter with parmesan.
  • Bake pasta for 10-15 minutes until the mozzarella has melted and the parmesan has formed a golden brown crust. Serve.