Olive Garden Penne Pasta W/ Tomatoes and Ricotta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

If you love ricotta and penne, this dish is perfect! I wanted to post in case anyone else wanted to try, plus, you can see the nutritional information. This makes a great somwhat lighter tasting dinner or a great lunch. I would recommend that if you want a little kick add a few dashed of red pepper flakes or a little bit of cayenne pepper. otherwise serve with a great salad and some garlic rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CUT a shallow “X” on the bottom of each tomato. Place tomatoes into boiling water and blanch for 15 seconds. Immediately cool in ice water.
  2. Remove core, skin and seeds from tomatoes and dice. Place in a bowl and add 1/4 cup of olive oil, chopped basil and chopped garlic.
  3. BLEND ricotta cheese with chopped marjoram; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss tomato mixture in a hot skillet. When mixture is hot, stir in Ricotta cheese blend.
  5. ADD hot, drained pasta to tomato/cheese mixture. Stir to thoroughly blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with Romano cheese and chopped parsley.


Most Helpful

Good concept, however the herbs somewhat overwhelm the dish. I would use less next time for my personal preference, otherwise - great!

Tudjeminka January 23, 2013

Very good! Great August meal, as many of the ingredients were plucked right out of my garden! I used 2 cloves of garlic, and added mushrooms, and it was a great summer meal.

geo4591 August 02, 2010

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