Penne With Tomatoes, Olives and Two Cheeses Jul 8, 2019 17:35:47 GMT
Post by colleen on Jul 8, 2019 17:35:47 GMT
This is my husband's favorite dish. It's from Bon Appetit. It's easy, but it takes a while for the sauce to cook down, but it's worth it. It is surprisingly hearty for a meatless dish.
Charlie’s Favorite Pasta(aka Penne With Tomatoes, Olives and Two Cheeses)
• 6 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 3 28-ounce cans Italian plum tomatoes, drained
• 2 teaspoons dried basil
• 1 1/2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper
• 2 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
• 1 pound penne or rigatoni
• 2 1/2 cups packed grated Havarti cheese
• 1/3 cup sliced pitted brine-cured olives (I like green olives, but use Kalamata if you’re the fancy type)
• 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in tomatoes, dried basil and crushed red pepper. Bring to boil, breaking up tomatoes with back of spoon. Add broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer and mixture thickens to chunky sauce and is reduced to 6 cups, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm over low heat before continuing.)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain well.
Return pasta to same pot. Toss with 3 tablespoons oil. Pour sauce over and toss to blend. Mix in Havarti cheese. Transfer pasta to 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with olives, then Parmesan.
Bake until pasta is heated through, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with basil.
Freezes well – cover with foil and freeze before baking.