Creamy Mushroom Pasta Bake

A classic creamy mushroom pasta bake recipe, with penne, cremini mushrooms, fresh thyme, homemade cream of Mushroom Soup, and melted cheese.

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Active: 20 mins

Ingredients (6)

  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
  • 1 pound sliced ​​cremini mushrooms
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup (recipe link in intro)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyère, Fontina, or white cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water to al dente according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish generously with butter.
  3. In a frying pan, melt the butter. Saute the mushrooms, thyme, and a pinch of salt, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender. Remove the thyme stems.
  4. Add the mushrooms, soup, and 1 cup cheese to the cooked pasta. Stir to combine and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining cheese. Bake until bubbly and golden, about 30 minutes.

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