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Fiery Penne


Fiery Penne made with Classico Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

What You Need

  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico® Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1 pound Penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 7 cloves garlic or 4 tsp, coarsely chopped
  • 5 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving


  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente.
  2. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over high heat.
  4. Add the pork, red pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and scallion whites and cook, stirring until softened, for 3 minutes.
  6. Lower the heat to medium, add Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce and reserved pasta water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour sauce over the pasta; add the parsley, scallion greens and cheese and toss.
  8. Pass extra parmesan at the table.
Cooking time (duration)

55 Minutes

Number of servings (yield)

6 Servings



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Ratings & Reviews

1 review

Oh Boy!!...This recipe was amazing...the taste was out of this world!....All the flavors mixed so well together and I added a glass or white was perfect!
Bobbi P. – 10/20/2014 –

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