I used this recipe as a foundation and added a few ingredients to it and it was marvelous. I put red onion- 1 whole, 2 tablespoons capers, zest of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup chopped black olives and 1/4 cup chardonnay. I finished with parmigiano reggiano and wished I had reserved a little pasta water to thin it out a bit. Also, I used spaghetti but think it would have been better with penne or the recommended shells.
This is WONDERFUL!! I doubled the recipe and added veggie chicken (Worthington Fried Chik'N), capers, lemon juice, white wine, and fresh basil. Then I served if over spaghetti squash, since we have so much from our garden. It was absolutely DELISH!! So many flavors! Next time I think I'll also add mushrooms. Mmmmm!!
I have used this recipe several times and agree with another reviewer that it is a great base recipe. In our house, meat is expected at every meal. So, I have used either chicken, hot Italian sausage (minus the casing), hamburger, or shrimp. Our favorite is a combo of the chicken and sausage. I cook the meat in the oil with the onion and garlic, and then all other ingredients. I also have added black olives, kalamata olives, capers, mushrooms, dried Italian seasoning and/or fresh basil. The sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted with fresh or canned tomatoes. We teasingly say I add the "kitchen sink". You never know what will be in it. I am considering adding artichokes. Thanks for a recipe that is great as is or can be even better when tweaked!
I made this for myself and two other people yesterday using 500 grams of penne rigate pasta, extra cheese baby peas and everything else as listed. It was absolutely sensational and so easy to prepare. The sauce residual was eagerly mopped up with crusty bread. <br/><br/>Next time - and there will definitely be a next time - I will add some chilli flakes. Having said that, it was superb as written. Be sure to use high quality ingredients, as it makes a big difference with this simple sauce. <br/><br/>Thanks for a great recipe!
Very tasty! I added spinach and used a little more sun-dried tomatoes than called for. For the cheese, I used asiago. I'll definitely make this again. Next time I'll add some fresh basil. Yum.
We really loved this pasta. Everyone kept going for more, so that was great. I reduced the amount of oil to 1/4 of a cup and used whole wheat medium shell pasta to make it a bit more figure friendly. Thank you.
A little plain, but super simple and quick! Maybe with added veggies or some sliced chicken....
This was a nice, easy lovely recie. I didn't have shell pasta so used wholewheat twists instead which was yummy.
EXCELLENT recipe...didn't change a thing! Recipes don't get much better than this: quick and easy with tons of flavor. This is definitely a repeat in our home.
Thanks for a quick, easy, and delicious meal! I didn't have any fresh onion, so I used frozen and it worked out nicely. I served it with breaded chicken and vegetables.