Sundried Tomato and Garlic Penne

    20 minutes

    This recipe is extremely easy to make and very flavourful. Perfect as a light summer time dinner, with salad and garlic bread and some wine.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g penne pasta
    • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    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 frypan over medium heat. Saute garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley for about 1 minute. Season with chilli flakes and black pepper. Stir into cooked pasta along with remaining olive oil. Top with Parmesan.

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    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!  -  22 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  04 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  18 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)