Penne with Edible Flowers Recipe

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Our home economists color a flavorful side dish with pretty purple chive blossoms and the petals of edible flowers. Serve this hot pasta dish with a variety of entrees.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 6 chive blossoms, broken into florets
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 cup assorted edible flower petals

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 187 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, toss the pasta, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, chive blossoms, chives and flowers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Penne with Edible Flowers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p232

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