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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 (16 ounces) 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 pepperoncini (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

Reviews for Spicy Pepper Penne

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fredle
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"quick and easy"

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Tuba4lfe
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"Quick and easy dish for a last-minute or weeknight meal! I substituted arrabiata sauce for the cream--it kept it lighter and added a little more spice. Delicious! It will definitely be a family staple."

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jodianndan
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"My boys favorite dish. The one thing I must make every time they are home from college."

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jillmace
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Great recipe! The whole family loves it. One of our favorites. We have even added chicken to it-it's delicious!"

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Shellyrmn
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"We LOVE this recipe just as written. It is our teenage boy's favorite and most requested recipe. So easy and tasty!"

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kelly_mintz
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"We love this dish but changed the pepperoni to cooked italian sausage. This seem to cut down on the greasyness."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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