Simple & Delicious Penne Alla Checca

READY IN: 45mins




  • Boil the tomatoes for about 4-5 minutes. Not fully cooked just until they kinda crack and the tomato skin come off easy. Peel them, get the seeds out and then dice them.
  • In a large bowl: Add the diced tomatoes, the fresh basil, oregano and thyme finely chopped, the garlic and the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper for taste. Mix all the ingredients and to combine this delicious flavors just put them away for a bit -- while the pasta is cooking.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente or just follow the package instructions.
  • Cut the mozzarella cheese into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • When the pasta is ready, save a 1/4 cup of pasta water, just in case the sauce looks a little dry or if you just want it a little more saucy.
  • Drain pasta.
  • Toss the hot pasta in the bowl with the fresh tomato mixture, add the mozzarella then toss again. Add pasta water if necesary.
  • Plate, sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!