Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dr. G and Special Sauce Penne

Dr. G and Special Sauce Penne
with Italian Garlic Bread

Ingredients for Penne:
• 1/2 box penne pasta 
• 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
• handfull of mushrooms, chopped (your choice, but I use baby bellas from publix)
• 1/2 onion, chopped
• 2-3 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
• 1 can of diced tomatoes
• 1/2 jar of Tomato Sauce
• 1 tsp. Adobo with pepper
• 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp parsley (fresh or dried)
• Grated Cheese

Ingredients for Italian Garlic Bread:
• Sliced Italian Bread from your local bakery or Farmer's Market
• Olive Oil
• Italian Seasoning
• Garlic Powder

• Heat Olive oil in skillet on medium
• Boil penne as directed on package, until al denté
• Coarsely Chop Mushroom, Onions and Garlic 
• Sauté until Golden Brown
• Add Can of Diced Tomatoes and set heat to med-high
• Add 1/2 Jar of Tomato sauce, and simmer till it's bubbling
• Add dry spices, and stir, turn the heat to low.
• sprinkle cheese over the top, don't mix yet
• When pasta is done, gently fold into Sauce in skillet, and turn off 

For Garlic Bread:
• Pre-heat toaster/oven to 350º
• Cut slices of bread in half, and place on baking sheet
• Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning
• Bake for 10 min, or until light golden brown