Spicy Tomato Penne

I’ve been fighting a cold for a while, so I haven’t been doing much cooking.  Can’t smell or taste much, so I figure what’s the point and have a bowl of cereal.  But spicy soups and pastas have been successful when I do cook.

Looking through the W4D cookbook, I decided we needed to have something warm and spicy to get us through the last blast of winter.  Dreaming of fresh tomatoes…..

Spicy Tomato Penne

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 to 5 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced hot green chilies
  • 1 ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 12 oz penne pasta
  • 4 oz shredded parmesan

2 Saucepans

Heat oil in saucepan and add garlic and chilies. Sauté for 2 minutes, add tomato puree, paste, parsley, vinegar and spices. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. It should be slightly reduced. While it’s simmering, boil water for pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain well, pat dry with a paper towel, then add to sauce pan and coat completely. Serve immediately with Parmesan.

2 thoughts on “Spicy Tomato Penne

  1. Thanks for stopping by abbyrex…spicy is my preference as well, just finishing up some jalapeno mac’n’cheese for lunch as I write this.

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