Cook's Hideout: Penne Pasta: Taste & Create

July 24, 2008

Penne Pasta: Taste & Create

This is the first time I’m taking part in Taste and Create event, started by Nicole @ for the love of food.I was paired with Iron Stef @ Chairman Chef. I decided to make her Ellie Krieger’s Penne with roasted tomatoes, garlic and white beans. I did not have any white beans, so subbed them with garbanzo beans.

This is a super easy summer dish that can be whipped up in no time (tomatoes need time to roast, but the actual cooking time is very minimum). Loved the roasted tomatoes with garlic and lemon. Will be making this again. This is how I made it. Original recipe from Iron Stef is here.

Tomatoes – 3 large
Garlic – 6 cloves, unpeeled
Olive oil – 3 tbsp
Garbanzo Beans – 1 15oz. can
Whole wheat penne pasta – ½ pound
Lemon juice - 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed
Basil leaves-cut into ribbons

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Slice each tomato into 8 wedges. Put the tomato wedges and garlic on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse the beans; add them to the pasta and return drained pasta and beans to the pasta pot.
  • When the tomatoes are done, pick out the garlic cloves, squeeze the garlic out of the skin into a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add lemon juice, the remaining oil and salt and pepper, stir to combine.
  • Pour the roasted tomatoes into the pasta pot, add the garlic mixture, the basil. Toss to combine.


  1. Looks good, love roasted tomatoes and garlic, gives a good flavour.

  2. looks great! nice execution pavani:)

  3. taste & Create is indeed a lovely event to unite bloggers and make them cook different kinds of food! the pasta looks nice pavani!:)

  4. I am seeing lots of taste & create entry, the pasta looks delicious with garbonza!

  5. Yum! I love pasta. Great blog!

  6. Lovely entry for a lovely event.I love the new look of u'r blog..

  7. I like the garbanzo idea! I'm glad you enjoyed the dish. I just got my taste & create post up (Whoops! late!). Mmmm...loved your recipe. Nice to "meet" ya!

  8. Thanks so much Stef.. It was nice "meeting" you too..

  9. Garbanzo?? sounds different...nice one!


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