Easy Penne Pomodoro Recipe

Ingredients: – 12 oz penne pasta – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes – 1 teaspoon dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon dried basil – Red pepper flakes (optional) – Salt and black pepper to taste – Fresh basil for garnish – Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions: 1. Cook Penne:Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

2 Sauté Garlic:In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant but not browned.

3. Add Crushed Tomatoes:Pour in the crushed tomatoes. Stir in dried oregano, dried basil, and red pepper flakes if using. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

4 Simmer Sauce:Allow the sauce to simmer for 15-20 minutes, letting the flavors meld and the sauce thicken.

5. Combine with Penne:Add the cooked penne to the sauce, tossing to coat the pasta evenly. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to ensure the pasta is well-coated.

Plate the penne pomodoro and garnish with fresh basil. Optionally, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Serve immediately, savoring the simple yet flavorful essence of this easy penne pomodoro.