Sunday, February 27, 2011

Penne Romana

Romana Sauce
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped in 1/4”pieces
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp garlic, minced
2 cups white wine
2 tsp rosemary, chopped (1/2 tsp dry)
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped (1/4 tsp dry)
Salt to taste
2 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
2 cups chicken broth

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups green beans, blanched
1 cup tomato, diced
4 cups Romana sauce (see above)
4 cups penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
3 Tbsp Romano cheese
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

  1. HEAT oil in a small saucepan at medium-high heat. Add onions and crushed red pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute. Whisk in wine, rosemary, parsley and salt.
  2. WHISK cornstarch and chicken broth in a separate bowl. Add mixture to sauce and stir well. Bring to a boil and set aside.
  3. HEAT sauté pan over medium high heat. Add green beans and tomato and cook for 1 minute. Add Romana sauce and cooked, drained penne pasta. Add Romano and Parmesan cheeses. Stir well to ensure pasta is completely coated.
  4. SERVE hot.


  1. gonna try this recipe for next week's luncheon

  2. great now im hungry in a scale of 1 to 10 how hard is to cook this?

  3. Most of these are really simple. The cooks at Olive Garden are not chefs, mostly college students and such. So everything they make is quick and simple...and delicious!

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe, this sounds tasty. Following!

  5. You made me want to go make some italian food. so, i made a meatball hot pocket.


  6. This sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Fantastic! Never even going to try to make it! But whatever.

  8. THis looks great, Im gonna have to try this, thanks!

  9. I love pasta! Thanks for this, I really appreciate it n____n"

  10. Looks absolutely delicious! I'm following for sure!

  11. looks like i now know what I'm cooking having for dinner haha

  12. Looks delicious. I'll have to try this sometime.

  13. I'm totally gonna do this tonight. Thanks man.

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  15. Excellent idea for a blog. Definitely interested in this. I'm gonna need recipes for when I move out.

  16. sounds delicious, following and eating for sure :))

  17. Looking forward to get more recipes from you. I'm really trying to learn some cooking and this will definitely help :P