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Penne Rustica

Penne Rustica

This recipe is from my Mom. I think it came from the back of a box of pasta. It’s really good and it’s easy too.

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 16 ounce(s) penne rigate pasta
  • 2 baking potatoes 1 1/2 inch dice
  • 6 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) marjarom leaves
  • 2 teaspoon(s) garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) red bell pepper 1 inch dice
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) white onion 1 inch dice
  • 8 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1/4 cup(s) romano cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) chives


*Preheat oven to 350°F.

*Cut potatoes and put in baking pan.

*Toss potatoes in 3 tablespoons of the olive oil.

*Next, sprinkle potatoes with all the spices.

*Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

*Remove potatoes and toss with peppers and onions.

*Put back in oven for 30 more minutes.

*Ten minutes before potatoes, peppers and onions are ready, cook pasta in boiling salted water.

*When pasta is “al dente”, drain and set aside.

*Add butter to large preheated sauté pan. Brown butter and add to it 3 tablespoons olive oil.

*Mix hot pasta into sauté pan and stir in potato mixture.

*Mix well with butter and oil.

*Top pasta with Romano and chives and serve.

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