Italian Delight: Pasta Penne with Tomato and Rucola – A Flavorful Mediterranean Dish

Pasta Penne With Tomato and Rucola

Pasta penne with tomato and rucola is a simple and delicious Italian dish that can be made in just a few minutes. Here is a recipe for making pasta penne with tomato and rucola:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups rucola (also known as arugula)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes to the skillet and season with salt and pepper to taste. If desired, add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little bit of heat.
  5. Let the tomato sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until it has thickened slightly.
  6. Drain the cooked penne pasta and add it to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Toss the pasta until it is coated with the sauce.
  7. Add the rucola to the skillet and toss the pasta until the rucola has wilted slightly.
  8. Divide the pasta among plates and sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

This pasta penne with tomato and rucola is a simple and satisfying dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. You can also add other vegetables, such as sliced bell peppers or zucchini, to the tomato sauce to make it even more flavorful and nutritious.

 

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