Penne Pomodoro Recipe

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Penne Pomodoro is a simple, authentic Italian dish that comes together with just a handful of ingredients. Pomodoro means "tomato" in Italian, and this recipe features a quick and easy tomato sauce flavored with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh basil.
Dinner
Italian
8
ingredients
5
steps
20
minutes
Tiffany La Forge is a professional chef, cookbook author, and food writer who graduated from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She runs the seasonal food blog, Parsnips and Pastries, and is author of The Modern Cast Iron Cookbook.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
3 tblsp
extra virgin olive oil
1
clove garlic, peeled and halved
1 1/2 cup(s)
tomato passata or tomato purée
1 tblsp
tomato paste
5
fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
4 cup(s)
penne pasta
1/4 cup(s)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt, to taste
What You'll Need for This Recipe

Directions 5 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and prepare all ingredients.

Step 2

Heat oil In a deep skillet and add the peeled and halved garlic clove. Cook for 2 minutes and add the tomato passata and tomato paste. Season with salt.

Step 3

Cover and cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes of simmering, remove the garlic and add basil leaves. Keep warm over low heat.

Step 4

Meanwhile, cook the pasta to al dente according to package instructions in generously salted boiling water. Drain the penne and add it directly to the pan with the tomato sauce. Stir for a few minutes over medium heat to thoroughly combine the pasta and sauce.

Step 5

Garnish with additional fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. If you can not find tomato passata you can substitute it with a high-quality tomato purée or plain canned tomatoes that have been processed through a food mill.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
556
FAT
14.3 g
PROTEIN
18.8 g
CARBS
88.1 g

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Carmela G.

Carmela

08 Jul 2022

This recipe is perfect for busy days. You can easily make this and wouldn't require a lot of ingredients yet it taste amazing.

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