Italian Pasta Recipes


Simple and delicious, this 20 minute meal is the perfect go-to recipe for a busy weeknight.




Total Time: 20 minutes



  • 8 oz Penne Rigate
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese




1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, in medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter; add garlic. Cook 1 minute; do not brown.

3. Drain tomatoes, reserving juice.

Add diced tomatoes with 1/4 cup reserved juice, basil, salt and pepper; heat to boiling.

Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until most liquid is reduced.

4. Add cream; heat through on low heat 1 minute or until thickened.

5. Toss hot pasta and sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

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