This is an easy and filling sausage pasta bake that is sure to be a dinner time favorite!
While sauce is simmering, heat a large pot of salted water to a boil (I throw salt in my water when I'm making pasta, this is optional). Add penne and boil for 1 minute less than package instructions call for for al dente pasta (don't overcook the pasta or it will become mushy when baked). Drain.
Pour cooked penne into a 2 quart casserole dish.
When the sauce in the skillet is slightly thickened, add heavy cream and chopped basil. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Pour sauce over penne in casserole dish.
Top pasta with breadcrumbs and grated parmesan. Place in preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes.