Mini Penne with Sweet Peppers and Parmigiano-Reggiano Recipe -
Mini Penne with Sweet Peppers and Parmigiano-Reggiano Recipe
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Mini Penne with Sweet Peppers and Cheese
Sautéed onions and peppers are tossed with penne pasta, fresh basil, and cheese. See more

Mini Penne with Sweet Peppers and Parmigiano-Reggiano

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"Mini penne tossed with colorful bell peppers and fresh basil makes a colorful and satisfying vegetarian meal. Barilla White Fiber pasta adds a healthy fiber boost without sacrificing taste."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Season water with salt to taste (optional).
  2. In a large skillet, gently saute chopped onions in olive oil for five minutes over medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile dice the peppers into 1/2 inch squares, add to the skillet and saute for three minutes over medium heat.
  4. Season with salt, pepper and add the broth. Keep cooking until sauce is reduced.
  5. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions, drain and toss with the sauce.
  6. Stir in chopped basil and cheese before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2013

This is a combination of flavors and ingredients I am very familiar with and love. Nothing not to like here! I did substitute some traditional little rigatoni, added some garlic and skipped the broth which I didn't see the need for. This alongside Parmesan Sage Pork Chops (also from this site) and some fresh steamed broccoli made for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 09, 2014

It is a bit bland. I added some dill, which I think helped. Maybe a nice side dish with a summer meal.


9 Ratings

Mar 21, 2014

In my opinion, this is the epitome of a great pasta dish. Simple, tasty, and naked. Dress it up with favorite ingredients, or don't. Eat it chilled with some feta tossed in, and maybe some pine nuts as well. Add wilted baby spinach, and some chopped Kalamatta olives, and some grape tomatoes. Perfection, warm or cold. Another hint: did you know that serving your pasta 'aldente' actually lowers the glycemic index of pasta? Meaning, the carbs are much lower than fully cooked pasta. So cooking pasta aldente means a lot less carbs. True stuff, my friends!

Feb 07, 2014

I loved this recipe. Easy, quick and healthy, not to mention delicious! Could add whatever spices you prefer.

Feb 10, 2014

Good versatile recipe - as Becky said you can go a lot of different ways with this.

Jul 20, 2015

I followed the recipe as write with one exception, I use garlic infused olive oil and it was delicious! For those of you who like a little more flavor I recommend using infused olive oil.

Feb 18, 2014

Better with a meat dish.

Feb 10, 2014

Great simple recipe as is, but also very versatile. Want more flavor? Increase the fresh basil. Add a little crushed red pepper and garlic.


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  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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