Penne With Tomatoes, Olives and Two Cheeses

Recipe by SharleneW
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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and sauté for a few minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, basil and crushed red pepper.
  • (See note below about the pepper).
  • Crush tomatoes with a potato masher to break into smaller pieces.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is reduced to 6 cups, stirring occasionally.
  • This will take about an hour.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Drain pasta and toss with remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Stir in pasta mixing thoroughly.
  • Mix in Havarti cheese.
  • Pour into 13x9/2-inch glass baking dish.
  • Sprinkle top with olives and then the Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350° until heated thoroughly, about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh basil before serving.
  • Note: Use your best judgment about the crushed red pepper.
  • I found 1 1/2 teaspoons quite spicy.
  • My whole family can enjoy this dish if I only use 1 teaspoon.
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