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Penne Pasta with Artichoke Sauce Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 - 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne rigate
  • cups tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 5 artichoke hearts in water not oil or all you will taste is oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Start heating up a large pot of water to cook the pasta.
  • Slice the onion thinly.
    Finely chop the parsley. Chop the capers.
    Drain and slice the artichoke hearts.
  • The pasta takes about 12 to 15 minutes to cook. The sauce takes even less time. So salt the water and heat it up to a boil.
    While that is happening, prep the ingredients.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the penne and start making the sauce. (see my tips on cooking pasta)
  • Sauté the onion in the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Add the artichoke hearts and cook until the onions are pale gold.
  • Add the capers and tomatoes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes to heat up the tomatoes and blend together the flavors.
  • When the pasta is al dente, drain and add to the artichoke sauce.
  • Serve (plate) and top with some of the chopped parsley and grated Parmesan.

Notes

Have a little extra Parmesan at the table for those who just can't get enough Parmesan cheese.