Gluten Free Penne with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
Tomatoes on the vine and fresh basil create this simple, flavourful pasta dish you can whip together in under fifteen minutes.
  • 1 Package of Barilla Gluten Free Penne (or your favourite pasta)
  • 6-7 Medium to large tomatoes (on the vine if possible) quartered or chopped in large chunks
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ White onion finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste or Puree (I used canned tomato paste)
  • 1-2 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of grated fresh Parmesan/Romano/Asiago cheese
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of packed fresh basil leaves (or a handful or two of leaves)
  • 1 Tablespoon or fresh parsley (or 3-4 sprigs/small handful)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta cooks, in a frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and saute onions
  3. Add garlic, salt, pepper, and tomatoes, quartered or chopped in large chunks
  4. Cook for 8 minutes
  5. Stir in tomato paste/puree
  6. In a food processor or blender, puree 1 teaspoon of oil and a pinch of salt with basil and parsley, keeping aside some basil and parsley for garnish
  7. Stir into tomato sauce
  8. Drain pasta noodles and add to sauce
  9. Toss well
  10. Generously sprinkle with grated cheese
  11. Garnish with chopped parsley and basil leaves
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