Jun 30, 2015

Italian Penne Pasta Recipe - Italian Pasta Recipe - Penne Pasta Recipe

Today we are moving back to Italy…There is nothing more to say about Italy than Pasta and Garlic bread.It is possibly the cutest combinations in food.So today Don’t forget to check out Garlic bread recipe too...This is a simple pasta dish with lot of colourful vegetables and Olives.I am lucky to get different colours of capsicum here,But if you cant find those you could make this dish with the usual green colour capsicum(but please try to get all).

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Unlike other other pasta it is not dunked with lots of tomato sauce,this is a simple light pasta dish with good olive oil.This recipe is inspired from Showmethecurry.com,But I made little modifications as I do.

So give it a go and let me know what you think.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 4


Penne Pasta or any Pasta - 2 cup
Capsicum / Bell Peppers-2 cups sliced ( i used red, green & yellow)
Onions -1 medium size sliced thinly
Garlic - 2 tblspn finely chopped
Olives - 2 to 3 tblspn sliced
Oregano - 1 tsp
Red chilli flakes - 2 tsp or to taste
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Olive oil - 2 tblspn
Coriander leaves or parsley a handful finely chopped


Cook pasta in boiling salted water as per package instructions, Drain them and set aside.

In a pan, heat some olive oil and garlic together,so that the garlic flavours the whole oil.

Add in the onions and sauté for 1 min.

Add in all the capsicum and saute them for 2 to 3 mins on high.

Add in pasta and toss well in the oil.

Now add in the oregano and red chilli flakes,salt, sugar and toss well.

Now add in olives and toss.

Squeeze some lemon juice and mix well.

Add in coriander leaves and toss well.

Serve hot with Garlic bread.

Take all your ingredients

Start by cooking some penne pasta or any of your
favourite pasta in lots of boiling salted water

drain them and set aside

Heat olive oil in a pan and fry some garlic

Add in sliced onions

toss well

add in some sliced bell peppers, i used all three colours

toss well

cook them for few mins

add in the pasta

now its time to toss them

toss well so the pasta absorbs the flavour

season with salt and some sugar

add in some red chilli flakes

and some oregano

toss well

add in olives

and some lemon juice

add in a handful of chopped coriander leaves or parsley

toss well


Taste great with some grilled chicken on the side


  1. I tried this...really nice....

  2. I tried this....Really nice.....

  3. I tried this.....Really nice to eat....

  4. Very nice presentation.....ll defntly try dis recipeee

  5. I tried this today!!my family loved it!!I just love ur step by step presentation which makes me prepare things so easily!!thank you so much!!

  6. Hi Aarthi, must say ur presentation is so tempting that it tempts us to try it.. Hats off to u. On this Italian pasta I have a query that is there no need to add sauce and cheese??? Won't it be too dry??? Want to try it soon so pls repl
    Thank you

  7. @sonni Singhno it wont be dry, the olive oil, and the flavours from peppers, onions, herbs olives makes this tasty


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