Penne Al Telefono (Penne Pasta Recipe)
Penne al telefono is a quick and easy, cheesy, everyday pasta dish! Perfectly cooked penne pasta with flavorful mozzarella, tomatoes and some heat. It's sure to become a new family-favorite pasta recipe.
- 500 grams penne pasta
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 ½ cup heavy cream or all-purpose cream
- ½ chicken broth cube
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup mozzarella grated
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese grated
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp chili flakes optional
Cook penne pasta according to packaging instructions. Drain water and set aside.
In a pot over low-medium heat, melt butter then add olive oil. Sauté onion and garlic until onion is translucent.
Add tomatoes and cook until wilted. Tip in sugar, salt, pepper and chicken broth cube. Mix until incorporated.
Mix-in water and heavy cream then cover pot with lid then bring to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Transfer penne pasta and toss in with the sauce. Add mozzarella and cheddar cheese then toss again until fully incorporated. Cover again and cook for another 2 minutes.
Remove from heat then transfer in a serving dish. Top with parmesan or any preferred cheese and chili flakes. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!
- You can replace cherry tomatoes with crushed canned tomatoes.