Basil Lovers Tomato Cream Penne

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A wonderfully easy pasta dish!!

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.
Most Helpful

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!

Messy44 April 21, 2008

I made this last night. It was very, very good. My husband loved it - it's a keeper!

Diane in Burbank, CA March 19, 2008

off the barilla pasta boxes, very good...i bread and saute chicken seperately then add in at the end

Court13 December 14, 2007