Red, White and Green Mini Penne

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick and easy, and full of flavor. A colorful and tasty addition to any meal!


  1. Cook penne according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, pour boiling water over sun dried tomatoes, and allow to soak while pasta cooks (about 10 minutes).
  3. Microwave peas in a little water for 2-3 minutes until hot.
  4. Drain pasta, peas and sun dried tomatoes and toss together.
  5. Add butter or olive oil, parmesan, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Toss to combine and serve hot.
Most Helpful

Very simple, very delicious and a very attractive presentation. I chose the olive oil and whole wheat penne. Wouldn't change a thing.

sugarpea January 18, 2004

So simple and yet so delicious! I halved this recipe and used butter instead of olive oil. The butter and leftover "juice" from the sun-dried tomatoes combine to make a fantastic "sauce". The unusual combination of basil, peas, and parmesan works like a charm, with each flavour complementing the other and yet standing out! Thanks canarygirl, this was marvellous!

Anu May 28, 2003

***** FANTASTIC! However by adding a few ingredients...(strips of grilled chicken, red, yellow and green pepper and even a bit of feta) this side dish quickly became a full meal deal. Thnx canarygirl, this is a keeper!!

ukichix July 25, 2004