Penne Alla Caritierre

Serves 6

4 dried árbol chiles

4 cloves roasted garlic

1 oz. Kowalski's Fresh Italian Parsley, stemmed

1 1/2 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4 cups canned crushed tomatoes

1 lb. dried penne pasta

- kosher salt and Kowalski's Coarse Ground Black Pepper, to taste

1/2 cup Kowalski's Grated Parmesan Cheese


Put first three ingredients in a food processor; process until finely minced. Heat olive oil in an extra-large sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté parsley mixture in oil until fragrant; do not allow garlic to brown. Add crushed tomatoes to the pan; increase heat to high and bring sauce to a boil. Add dried pasta to the sauce with enough water to just cover the noodles. Reduce heat slightly to medium-low. Simmer until pasta reaches desired tenderness (17-21 min.); continuing to add water as needed to keep noodles just barely submerged. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve immediately, garnished with cheese.

Good to Know:

  • Find dried árbol chiles in the Produce Department.
  • Find roasted garlic on the Olive Bar.