Penne Pomodoro is a simple yet flavorful 30-minute meatless tomato basil pasta recipe. Enjoy this easy Italian dinner on any busy weeknight, or in huge batches to enjoy with friends and family!
1. QUICK RECIPE
This recipe is ready to eat in only 30 minutes!
Penne Pomodoro is a scrumptious, savory pasta recipe.
Full of authentic Italian ingredients.
Bring a large pot of water with 2 teaspoons of salt to a boil over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, add oil to a skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, add garlic, and sauté for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add San Marzano crushed tomatoes, salt, and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Cover and simmer on low heat.
Add pasta to boiling water and cook to al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water. Set aside.
Drain the pasta in a colander. Set aside. Stir 1/4 cup pasta water into the sauce to thicken it.
Stack leaves of basil on your cutting board and roll them up into a tight “cigar” shape. Turn it horizontally and slice.
Loosen the ribbons of basil with your fingers. Garnish with parmesan cheese and basil before serving.