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Penne Pasta with Basil Garlic Marinara

Chef (Mrs) Reetu Uday Kugaji
15 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Penne Pasta with Basil Garlic Marinara RECIPE

Aromatic marinara sauce with roasted garlic, parmesan cheese & a hint of basil served over penne pasta.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Italian
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. olive oil, extra virgin- 03 tbsp. + ¾ th tbsp. for drizzling over cooked pasta
  2. Garlic- 05 cloves
  3. Tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid- 350 gm
  4. Basil, dried- 02 tsp
  5. salt - to taste
  6. Black pepper, freshly ground- ½ tsp.
  7. Red pepper flakes -½ tsp
  8. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated- 140 gm.
  9. Penne pasta, uncooked- 475 gm
  10. Water, hot – as required to cook pasta till Al dente.
  11. For Garnishing: Parmesan cheese, freshly grated- 35 gm


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat, and add minced fresh garlic. Lightly brown garlic. Add tomatoes with juice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Stir in basil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  2. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, and adjusting seasoning to taste. (If the sauce starts to become too dry, add a little bit of water)
  3. Start pasta 15 minutes before sauce is done. Boil water in a deep bottomed pan, add salt, a few drops of oil. Add the pasta. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally until cooked through , still firm to the bite (Al dente) about 10 mins.
  4. Drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl. To this add a few drops of oil, so that it does not stick. Toss gently.
  5. Serve by ladling sauce over pasta and sprinkling Parmesan cheese to taste. Garnish the hot pasta with freshly grated parmesan. Serve hot immediately.

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