Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Noodles and Company Penne Rosa

I also love Noodles and Company. I had to find the recipe for their penne rosa, so yummy! But definitely watch how spicy you want it to be. It calls for 1/2 tsp. ground or crushed red pepper. I cut that down to probably 1/8 tsp.-1/4 tsp.

1 lb. box Penne pasta
1 Tbsp. white cooking wine (instead of wine: use chicken broth, white grape juice, or ginger ale.)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO-thanks Rachel Ray)
1/2 tsp. ground or crushed red pepper (cut down if you're sensitive to spicy things)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup baby spinach (packed)
1 (14 oz.) can Italian style diced tomatoes
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Boil pasta according to package directions; set aside. In a large skillet, heat wine (or substitute), oil, marinara, mushrooms, tomatoes and red pepper over medium heat; stir liberally for 4-5 minutes.

Add pasta, mixing well. Add cream, continue stirring. Add spinach last, stirring until wilted.

Serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.


Subha said...

Awesome, i Love the penne rosa too and been looking for a perfect recipe. I added a little garlic and it was yummy. Thanks for the recipe !

The English Breakfast said...

i agree, this recipe was GREAT thanks so much :)

Elizabeth said...

I love the Noodles and Co Penne Rosa! Making this tonight. I'll let you know how it turns out! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Made this... it turned out great! I made a little more of the sauce mixture than you had because I'm a sucker for the sauce and it turned out great. I might use more mushrooms and spinach next time, they cooked down quite small. Thanks for the recipe!

Elise said...

Can't wait to try this! I am another N&Co addict :)

Neal Jeffers said...

I just tried this today and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Jessica Lundgren said...

Made this tonight and the whole family was happy! I would have to agree with an earlier commenter about making more sauce and adding more spinach and mushrooms. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sherry Teycer said...

This recipe turned out great!!! I'm going to get fancy and add some shrimp.

Karma said...

I made it tonight and it was delicious. I threw in some cooked chicken breast as well.

Brandi Hutchings said...

Any recommendations on the marinara sauce? I used a similar recipe that someone posted but the marinara I used was to strong and took away from the overall taste.

Jason and Melissa said...

This was fabulous! Super easy to make and tasted just like the Noodles & Co dish. I did increase the spinach and mushrooms to about a cup of each.

Thanks so much for posting.

Cana FW-Aria said...

The key to the creamyness of the dish is to remove the pan from the heat prior to adding the cream and spinach... trust me, it helps!

Source: former n&c saute cook.

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