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How to Make Penne Pasta

Penne pasta has become more popular through the years. Its interesting shape has made it quite well-known, along with the long strands of spaghetti and fettuccine. For those who are still confused, penne pasta has a cylindrical shape. Its surface is ridged and the ends of a penne are diagonally cut. For those who are interested in a penne pasta recipe, here is a good one.


  • 1 12 oz package penne pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 slices chopped bacon
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces


  1. To prepare, cook the pasta first. Put penne in a pot with lightly salted boiling water. Penne pasta usually cooks after 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Follow package instructions to make sure that you are cooking the pasta right.
  2. While waiting for the pasta to cook, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Adjust the fire to medium heat and cook the bacon until is turns crisp and its color changes to brown. Don’t overcook, though. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Mix in the tomatoes and simmer until the tomatoes are cooked through.
  3. In a colander, put the spinach and drain the cooked pasta in it so that the spinach wilts. Once the pasta is drained, transfer the contents of the colander into a mixing bowl and add the remaining olive oil. Add the bacon and tomato sauce mixture. Serve with grated cheese on top for further flavor.

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