Creamy Tomato Basil Penne
Picture yourself in a rustic Italian kitchen, the aroma of tomatoes and basil filling the air. That’s the magic of Creamy Tomato Basil Penne. This recipe is a delightful journey that combines the freshness of ripe tomatoes, the aromatic richness of basil, and the comforting creaminess of penne pasta.
- 2 cups penne pasta
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Pour in the crushed tomatoes and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the heavy cream, followed by the torn basil leaves. Allow the flavors to meld for a few minutes.
- Toss in the cooked penne pasta, making sure each piece is coated in the luscious sauce.
- Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
- Serve the creamy penne hot, garnished with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Creamy Tomato Basil Penne is a harmonious blend of tomatoes, basil, and penne pasta, enveloped in a luscious creamy sauce. This recipe brings the flavors of Italy to your table.
Nutrition information: Calories: 380, Fat: 16g, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 10g
Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this velvety pasta, the tangy tomatoes complementing the fragrant basil perfectly. Creamy Tomato Basil Penne is more than a dish; it’s a reminder of the simple joys found in a bowl of comfort and flavor. Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or a cozy date night, this recipe will transport you to the heart of Italian cuisine.