Penne with Olives and Basil

    Penne with Olives and Basil


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    Olives, basil and two cheeses make this pasta a warm season favourite. Takes only a few minutes to put together, a quick summertime meal.

    Serves: 6 

    • 375g penne pasta
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 150g mozzarella cheese, diced
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 125g fresh basil
    • 12 large black olives, halved

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water as directed on packet, until just tender. Drain and set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan. Add spring onions and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add pasta, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat to warm through. Stir in mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Coarsely tear basil leaves in halves or thirds; add to pasta with olives and serve immediately.

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