Chilli penne with cheese and garlic

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This is a pasta dish which is quick to make and contains some of my favourite ingredients.

Chilli penne with cheese and garlic
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:522
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:25th October 2012

Best recipe review

Heavy pasta, penne


I always think it needs lots of sauce

Paul R Smith


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  1. Heat a pan of lightly salted water until it is boiling.
  2. Add the pasta and boil for 10-12 minutes until the pasta is al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, gently fry the garlic and chilli flakes in the olive oil.
  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain into a colander and return it to the pan with the garlic, chilli flakes, the oil in which they were fried, the butter and the cheese.
  5. Heat through until the butter has melted, stir in the parsley and serve immediately.


You can use any strongish, hard cheese and vary the pasta shapes.

Chef's notes

I made the mistake of buying 'chilli' penne from Asda. Although it looks reddish, there is no heat in it whatsover.

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