Penne with Spicy Tomato sauce

Doreen Fish


This is one of my meatless signature dishes.
The original recipe came from Canadian Living Cookbook but I tweaked it to my own liking.
It has become a favorite in our house and I always serve it at special occasions and I always get rave reviews.

* not my pic


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  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 can(s)
    28 oz plum tomatoes pureed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    chopped fresh basil and cilantro
  • 1 lb
    pkg penne
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmeasn cheese

How to Make Penne with Spicy Tomato sauce


  1. In a lge dutch oven saute garlic and add pepper flakes and cook till careful not to burn!!
    Add pureed tomatoes, s/p and simmer till thickened.
    Stir in half the basil and cilantro.
    Meanwhile cook your penne. Drain well.
    Pour sauce over noodles and top with remaining fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Serve with a crisp green salad. So delicious!!

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About Penne with Spicy Tomato sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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