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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (363 Votes)
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Servings 4
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 30

  • 1 (8-ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup whipping cream, not sweetened
  • 2 cups four cheeses blend, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Sun dried tomatoes give a lovely color to a traditional cheese sauce for pasta, and excellent flavor

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A touch of bacon is what makes this pasta recipe perfect

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, divided, about 6 ounces
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
4.4/5 (32 Votes)

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Penne pasta is taken to the next level with this Bagna Cauda sauce

  • 1 pound penne pasta, cooked in salted water, drained
  • 2 large broccoli florets, cut into small florets
  • 1 can anchovies, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Parmesan cheese for topping, freshly shaved or grated
4.7/5 (13 Votes)

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Perfect penne pasta with vodka sauce

  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 (35-ounce) can Italian plum tomatoes (preferably San Marzano) with their liquid
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Crushed hot red pepper
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil for finishing the sauce
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated plus more for passing if you like
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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This penne pasta recipe takes advantage of some of summer's best produce to create a light but filling pasta dish

  • 3 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 small (8-ounce) thin eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small squash, cut into 1/4-inch half-moons
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-moons
  • 6 ounces bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls), halved
  • 1/2 cups torn fresh basil
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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Delicious Baked Penne with Chicken, Broccoli, and Smoked Mozzarella comes together quickly

  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 bunch broccoli (about 1 1/2 pounds), stalks cut off, florets trimmed into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3), trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 ounces smoked mozzarella, shredded
  • 8 ounce jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped into pieces
4.4/5 (340 Votes)

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A spicy skillet meal made with smoked sausage, chicken breasts, ziti or penne pasta, red and yellow bell peppers, o...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2-pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless or 4 frozen tenders, thawed
  • 1/2-pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans Hunt's diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original creole seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups uncooked ziti pasta or other medium pasta, such as penne
4.3/5 (81 Votes)

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Made this Macaroni Grill’s Penne Rustica last night for my family and it was a huge hit! It was so good, they tho

  • GRATINATA SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup marsala cooking wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • PENNE RUSTICA:
  • 1/2 ounce pancetta or bacon
  • 9 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 ounces grilled chicken breasts, sliced (1 large breast or 2 small)
  • 8 to 12 ounces penne pasta, cooked
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pimiento, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon shallot, chopped
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary (for garnish)
4.5/5 (53 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut off
  • 2 large zucchini or summer squash, sliced in half lengthwise and then chopped into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 3 tbsp and 1 tbsp
  • 8 ounces penne or farfalle pasta
  • 1/3 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
  • Coarse salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)
4.9/5 (11 Votes)

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1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound onions (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup gorganzola
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano-reggiano
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (chopped)
  • salt & pepper to taste
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Fried sage leaves? Don't be intimidated, you're going to love the crunchiness of the sage

  • 8 ounces prosciutto, diced (or, try pancetta)
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped roughly
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 25 sage leaves
4/5 (3 Votes)

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Skillet Penne with Sausage and Spinach, a delicious one pot meal that's perfect for weeknights

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed I used a combo of hot and sweet Italian sausage
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced finely
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed and chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) penne pasta
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach, I used 10 ounces
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
4.4/5 (43 Votes)

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1. Cook penne according to package directions, omitting salt and fat

  • 12 ounces whole wheat penne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes (about 1/2 lb.) chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 10 ounces medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
4.4/5 (38 Votes)

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Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne makes a hearty, delicious meal full of fresh flavors

  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 bottle of Lawry's herb and garlic marinade
  • 2 large spoonfuls pesto
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces your choice of pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 spoonfuls of pesto
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of half-and-half
4.3/5 (49 Votes)

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This classic pasta sauce is so delicious because its flavor base begins with bacon, garlic, and tomato paste, and f...

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 piece Parmigiano Reggiano, for grating
4.1/5 (73 Votes)

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