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    Penne With Tomatoes, Olives and Two Cheeses

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    1 hr 40 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Sharlene~W's Note:

    A hearty, tasty dish with a little kick. It is meatless, but the Havarti cheese and Kalamata olives give it enough body to satisfy the carnivores in your family. I found this recipe in the Feb. 1995 issue of Bon Appetit. Make yourself a loaf of Rosemary Focaccia bread to go with it! Bon Appetit says this serves 4--that would be 4 HUGE servings. I make two casseroles, one for now a

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    1. 1
      Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until onion is translucent.
    3. 3
      Add tomatoes, basil and crushed red pepper.
    4. 4
      (See note below about the pepper).
    5. 5
      Crush tomatoes with a potato masher to break into smaller pieces.
    6. 6
      Add broth and bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is reduced to 6 cups, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
      This will take about an hour.
    9. 9
      Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      When sauce is close to done, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until it is just tender but still a little bit firm to the bite.
    11. 11
      Drain pasta and toss with remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
    12. 12
      Stir in pasta mixing thoroughly.
    13. 13
      Mix in Havarti cheese.
    14. 14
      Pour into 13x9/2-inch glass baking dish.
    15. 15
      Sprinkle top with olives and then the Parmesan cheese.
    16. 16
      Bake at 350° until heated thoroughly, about 30 minutes.
    17. 17
      Sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.
    18. 18
      Note: Use your best judgment about the crushed red pepper.
    19. 19
      I found 1 1/2 teaspoons quite spicy.
    20. 20
      My whole family can enjoy this dish if I only use 1 teaspoon.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 21, 2002


      My family says that it was amazing how I could make a dinner so tasty without meat! The combination of havarti cheese and kalamata olives made it seem meaty somehow! Not too spicy with 1/2 tsp of crushed chili, but I wouldn't add more.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Tomatoes, Olives and Two Cheeses

    Serving Size: 1 (460 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 387.6
    Calories from Fat 121
    Total Fat 13.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 3.6 mg
    Sodium 99.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 60.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.4 g
    Sugars 9.3 g
    Protein 10.0 g

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    havarti cheese

    oil-cured olives

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