Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Garlic Penne Pasta

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"This recipe is so easy to make, tastes great and is a big hit at dinner time. It's even a hit as leftovers! It uses simple ingredients that you always have on hand and you can replace the penne with any pasta you want."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and return to pot.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley for about 1 minute. Season with red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir into cooked pasta, along with remaining olive oil. Top with Parmesan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2006

I'm not so sure how good this recipe would be if you followed the instructions to a tee, however I used the directions as a diving board and added my own two-cents. I used half of the penne suggested, but the full amount of olive oil. I also kept the amounts of garlic, parsely and black pepper the same. I quadrupled the amount of sun dried tomato, and added two freshly sliced mushrooms. After I sauteed the mix and added the pasta, I then added about 2 Tbsp fresh basil. The end result was phenomenal. Thank you for the stepping stone!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2011

Was lacking as is; I felt it needed more oomph. I will make again, but I will add butter, basil and more garlic and Parmesan.

 
Apr 04, 2007

This could be a 5 star dish with anyones own ideals, First I would not and did not use the whole pkg of pasta, I used more garlic than called for, I also used fresh greenbeans instead of sun dried tomatoes, and I added some shrimp I also went a little heavy on the pepper. My dish came out great and full of flavor. 5 stars !!!! I only rated it 4 stars for the orign recipe great start though thanks.

 
Jul 18, 2004

Not bad! The whole box of penne pasta ended up being a bit too much. Also, had to use several sun dried tomatos - two just kind of get lost in that much pasta! I also ended up putting in a bit of garlic powder - the three cloves were barely noticible. Also will be using a bit more olive oil next time. Pretty good overall though! Thank you! :)

 
Nov 29, 2003

Great side dish. I served mine with grilled herb chicken and steamed broccoli. I used whole wheat pasta and fresh italian parsley. I also sauteed the pasta in the pan with the oil and herbs for a few minutes to "crisp" it a little.Excellent!!!!!

 
Jan 15, 2012

A very familiar, "everyday" dish for me - couldn't live without it! But I've never tried it with sun-dried tomatoes. Not sure I'm a fan of that addition.

 
Aug 24, 2008

This was good but a little bland and dry. I used fresh grape tomatoes which I think is better than the sun dried. If I were to make this again I would definately tweak it, use salt of more seasonings and use a little more oil.

 
Dec 06, 2003

I really like this one, the garlic gets nice and hot if you have leftovers the next day. Its now one of my most favorite. One thing I like to do is make the pasta get darkened in the pan. Yummy yum yum Marcel H.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

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

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