Basil Lovers Tomato Cream Penne

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Jill4man

A wonderfully easy pasta dish!!

Top Review by Messy44

This was super easy and really good. for taste I would give four stars, but it is so darn easy that I have to go with five. One change, I used regular bacon instead of pancetta because it was what I had on hand. Will make this on busy nights. We really enjoyed it! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Penne as directed, drain and return to pot.
  2. While Pasta cooks, heat pancetta in large skillet over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pancetta from skillet and set aside. Heat oil in same skillet; saute garlic for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in Marinara and wine; bring to boil. Simmer 4 minutes over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in half and half, then 1/2 cup basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Add sauce to Penne; toss. Transfer into platter and top with pancetta and remaining basil.

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