Penne Topped with Tomato, Red Pepper, and Capers

Total Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 3-4

A revolution of at-home cooking has hit many of our kitchens. People all across the country are baking bread, mixing instant coffee concoctions, and altogether tackling recipes that would never be attempted in a normal week. We plan on posting recipes that hopefully stretch your mind. Recipes that tantalize and inform you and lead you down a cooking journey you never thought you would take. At the same time, we know not everyone is looking to test the limits. some of us are just trying to keep it together. Some of us, for one reason or another, just need to make something simple and good.

The beauty in pasta in many ways is its simplicity. It's the ability to spread itself and give sustenance to the entire family. It is a tradition that has lived in cooking for thousands of years. Our ancestors have all sat around the table and passed pasta around, be it pasta ala gricia or mac n cheese. Biting into pasta feels like home, wherever you happen to be.

It is no surprise then that this comfort food is one that many are making during these uncertain times. This recipe is based on the simple goodness that is pasta and a few veggies sitting around the house combined with canned goods. It is what pasta should be, simple nourishing and good.



16 oz Penne Pasta



2 Tbsp Olive Oil

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

1 Medium Onion, diced

1 Medium Red Bell Pepper (or 1 cup canned peppers), diced

1 can diced tomatoes

2 tsp capers, drained

3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar (or Red wine)

3 tsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika

1 Tbsp Aleppo Pepper

2 tsp salt (to taste)


1. To make the pasta, heat a heavily salted pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta for 9-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat Olive Oil in a medium-sized pan. Add Garlic and stir until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add Diced onion and Pepper and stir till Onion becomes translucent. Mix the remainder of the ingredients in with the garlic, onion, and peppers. keep on medium heat until bubbling. Lower the heat and let simmer for another 9-10 minutes.

3. Combine pasta and sauce. Top with more capers, parmesan, parsley, or whatever you have on hand. Enjoy!

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