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Spicy Pepper Penne Recipe

Spicy Pepper Penne Recipe

Candace Greene of Columbiana, Ohio sure knows how to bring a bit of Sicily to the supper table! Let her zesty combination of pepperoni, pasta and peppers add a little kick to your dinner lineup.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncini
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 3-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, layer the pasta, rosemary, pepperoni, pepperoncini and red peppers. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add cream and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.