Friday, October 2, 2009

Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Frugatti's Italian Restaurant is one of my favorite places here in Bakersfield to eat out. They have delicious pasta and mouth-watering desserts which I love most. I like their penne pasta and their pasta alfredo. I was trying to cook it with allrecipes.com's recipe. Try it too and serve this delicious Tomato Basil Penne Pasta to your dinner table for your love ones to enjoy.


1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta
1 tablespoon basil oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

DIRECTIONS
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.
Heat basil and olive oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in oil until soft. Add tomatoes, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pepperjack, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. When cheese begins to melt, mix in cooked penne pasta. Season with fresh basil.

Cook's note:
Use 2 tablespoons olive oil if basil oil is unavailable.

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