Penne with Roma Tomatoes

    25 minutes

    This is a very simple pasta dish intended to celebrate the fresh flavour of ripe tomatoes. It is ready in a flash.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g penne pasta
    • 8 roma tomatoes, diced
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • handful finely chopped fresh basil
    • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
    • freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook penne according to package instructions; drain.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the penne with the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    Used different ingredients. I added parmasan plus an italian blend of cheeses. And, I added garlic and lots of italian seasoning, salt, pepper and red capsicumflakes for more flavour. I used Italian Dressing - and I added fresh vegetables like broccoli, mushroom, zucchini, bell pepper and olives. Quite healthy and pretty tasty! Thanks for sharing!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. This was very quick, easy, and tasty. Very light for summer! I used Farfalle pasta, 6 roma tomatoes, chopped roasted red capsicums and a small can of sliced black olives. I only had a handful of fresh basil, so I used that plus some dried. I skipped the onion because my family doesn't care for it. I added more grated parm than called for in the recipe. Even my picky 8 year old liked this, and my 12 year old said it was a keeper! Good warm and cold too!!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. This is excellent. I added about 1 teaspoon of miniced garlic. This is wonderful hot, but I liked it better as a nice refreshing macaroni salad! Also would consider adding a can of olives for the salad.  -  29 Sep 2008