Tuesday, September 6, 2011

RECIPE: Penna Rosa

PENNA ROSA from Noodles&Co. is my favorite. I finally searched to see if there was a homemade equivalent. I made this the other night & I'd say its darn close. Nothing really equals someone else cooking for you, but its tasty-tasty!

1/2 lb penna pasta
1 TB white cooking wine
1 TB olive oil
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup spinach
1/2 14 oz can Italian tomatoes

Boil pasta.
In skillet heat wine, oil, marinara, mushrooms, tomatoes, & red pepper.
Stir for 4-5 minutes.
Add & mix pasta & cream.
Fold in spinach until wilted.

1) I found that this recipe was a tad on the dry side for me. I ended up just adding a bit more marinara & cream until it was the right consistency.
2) Also, the red pepper gives it a "kick" you may want to put in less or more depending on what you like, but the spice really is what makes it good!
3) I inherited a pallet of canned mushrooms when my mom passed away so I used them & they worked awesome too.
4) I used fresh tomatoes and added a bit of fresh garlic instead of canned tomatoes.


Anonymous said...

It looks delicious. I bet it was great with fresh tomatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've never tried this before.

Krysynt and Junior said...

This is my fave from Noodles and co! I'm definitely trying it! Thanks Olivia!

Meagan Brooks said...

Ohhh...I am sooo making this! Looks delish!

Smithy said...

so glad you're finding uses for those mushrooms.

Malea said...

I just bought white cooking wine just to use after we ate this the other day! Yummmmy!

Probably won't be as good as yours but Im' gonna try.

April Carter said...

Looks delicious. You are a darn good cook!

M said...

Looks delish! Let's be honest, anything with that much cream has got to be tasty! :)