Umbrella Penne

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Little Italy

This recipe is from Carpungnino, a small Italian town where there is a statue of a cat holding an umbrella. This pays tribute to the Ombrellai, or umbrella makers of this town. This makes for a tasty meal with some bruschetta.

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

Really can't go wrong, excellent recipe, enjoyed the subtle taste of rosemary! I would love to see the cat with an umbrella :) Dinner was much enjoyed, thank you, made for Cooking Mania Tag, October 2013

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince the prosciutto, garlic, and rosemary leaves together. Cook the mixture over medium heat until the prosciutto just starts to brown.
  2. Fold in the tomatoes, (OR Bellissima Salsa Di Pomodoro #124000 sauce) flavor with salt, and bring to gentle boil. Cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes on low heat or until it has reduced to a coating consistency.
  3. Boil and cook penne until al dente. Drain, and return to pot. Stir in the tomato sauce and heavy cream, and spread evenly on the penne.
  4. Serve hot. Add chili flakes and extra salt if desired.

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