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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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.

Debbie R. October 01, 2009