Creamy Penne with Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A wonderful fast meal on a busy night.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over med heat; cook onion& garlic for 3 minutes.
  2. Puree tomatoes and add to saucepan along with hot pepper flakes; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Add parsley and oregano; remove from heat.
  5. In blender, puree ricotta and milk until smooth.
  6. Stir in tomato mixture.
  7. Meanwhile, cook penne til tender.
  8. Drain; toss with sauce.
  9. Season with salt& pepper.
  10. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

Simply wonderful. The whole family enjoyed. I had made a similar recipe years ago with bacon and this reminded me of it. I love having another use for ricotta cheese! Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado May 20, 2006

I used my own sauce, but added the ricotta and milk from the recipe and it was very good! Thanks for the idea and next time I will try the whole recipe. Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando December 14, 2005

Used chopped tomatoes (undrained), 2 tsp dry parsley, 2 tsp dry oregano, 1 cup cottage cheese and no milk. Once it was all cooked, I blended it all with a hand-blender. Tasted great! Served with whole wheat and regular penne pasta and garlic-cheese biscuits.

Steph_40135 April 27, 2005

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