Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Penne Rosa

This is Pioneer Woman's recipe for pasta with a tomato-cream sauce but I renamed it because I used penne and....and well, I like how "Penne Rosa" sounds:)

This is a simple and delicious sauce. Give it a try next week....you will love it! Your kids will love it, your husband will love it...your hips, well not so much :-)

I will defintily be making this again soon and may add some grilled chicken too--so yummy!!

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 cans (15 Ounce Each) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Dash Of Sugar (more To Taste)
1 cup Heavy Cream
Grated Parmesan Or Romano Cheese, To Taste
Fresh Basil, Chopped
1-½ pound Penne

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
Heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for a minute or so. Pour in tomato sauce and add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Stir and cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and stir in cream. Add cheese to taste, then check seasonings. Stir in pasta and chopped basil and serve immediately. (Thin with pasta water before adding basil if needed.)

Source: Pioneer Woman


  1. I love the basil garnished on top. It really pops. My stomach is growling over this one!

  2. This looks delicious...My girls would gobble it up! I'll need to try it out.