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Penne With Tomatoes and Olives Recipe

October 3rd, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/2teaspoonsalt, plus
  2. moresalt, for pasta water
  3. 1lbpenneor other chunkypasta
  4. 1/4cupolive oil
  5. 2clovesgarlic, sliced thin
  6. 1pintcherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  7. 1teaspoondried oregano
  8. 1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  9. 1/4teaspoonpepper
  10. 1/3cupkalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  11. 1/4cup choppedfresh parsley
  12. 1/4cup gratedparmesan cheese, plus
  13. moreparmesan cheese, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add salt and pasta.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente, according to manufacturers’ directions.
  4. In a large skillet, warm oil over medium heat.
  5. Add garlic, and cook, stirring until golden, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.
  7. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  8. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pasta to skillet with tomatoes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Stir in olives and parsley.
  11. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with cheese.
  12. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.

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