Penne Alla Pizzaiola (Penne Pizza-Style)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy to make and yummy pasta recipe that I found in an Italian cookbook. I make it especially when I don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. It smells like pizza, and tastes like pasta ;) Hope you enjoy it as much as we do here!


  1. Bring water to a boil. Add penne and cook approximately 3-4 min less then stated on the package.
  2. Without heating the oil first, put all ingredients: olive oil, garlic, tomato sauce, parsley, salt and pepper in a pan and cook for about 30min on medium heat.
  3. Drain the pasta and toss in a casserole dish.
  4. Add the cooked tomato sauce.
  5. Then the mozzarella cut into small pieces.
  6. Add some oregano on top.
  7. And finally a little bit of olive oil all over the pasta.
  8. Bake for about 5-10 minute in the oven (high heat) until the mozzarella melts.
  9. Enjoy, Buon appetito!
Most Helpful

4 5

This was pretty good. It didn't seem like enough sauce for the full box of pasta; about 2/3 would work better for us. Also used a little more cheese. Nice flavor.