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Cheesy Lemon Brown Butter Baked Pasta

Cheesy Lemon Brown Butter Baked Pasta

Baked pasta smothered in cheese and brown butter is the ultimate comfort food. A simple casserole that comes together in no time. 

Course Main Course, Main Dish, pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword baked pasta, brown butter, pasta casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 539 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels removed from cob
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts halved
  • 1 cup zucchini chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups dry orecchiette pasta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • zest from 3 lemons
  • 1/3 cup Sargento® Artisan Blend® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Sargento® Off The Block® Mozzerella – Traditional Cut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large, cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, corn, Brussels sprouts, zucchini and tomatoes. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables begin to char.
  4. Place vegetables in a large bowl with cooked pasta, and diced chicken, and fresh herbs.
  5. Return skillet to the heat and add butter. Cook butter until foam subsides. Scrape brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in lemon zest.
  6. Pour brown butter mixture over pasta mixture and add parmesan cheese. Toss to coat.
  7. Return pasta mixture to skillet an top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes until cheese melts.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Lemon Brown Butter Baked Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Sodium 246mg10%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.