PENNE ALLA NAPOLITANA

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Cat Kiselica

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@catkiselica

Incredibly quick & easy ... intensely flavorful ... a favorite for years.

Even better, if you purchase some of the ingredients in 'convenience' form (minced garlic, sliced olives, pre-shredded cheese), this meal can go from pantry to dinner table in less than 30 minutes!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    penne pasta
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped garlic
  • 1 c
    sliced or chopped black olives
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella

How to Make PENNE ALLA NAPOLITANA

Step-by-Step

  1. Drop penne in boiling, salted water. Return to boil & boil gently for 8-10 mins. (for 'al dente'), or to desired tenderness. Drain; toss with 1 T. of the olive oil. Return to pan & keep warm.
  2. Saute garlic slowly in remaining 3 T. of olive oil in large skillet until soft, but not brown.

    (NOTE: To speed prep time, I typically start this step as pasta is cooking on another burner!)
  3. Add sliced/chopped olives, basil, red pepper flakes, & tomato sauce. Stir & heat to simmering.

    (NOTE: The olive oil will separate & form a 'ring' around pan's edge ... don't worry, this is normal! The oil will incorporate in the next step.)
  4. Add grated parmesan, stirring until melted and combined well; repeat with mozzarella.

    (Provolone goes well with this, too.)
  5. Pour over warm pasta & serve!

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About PENNE ALLA NAPOLITANA

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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