Nani's Cranny

Tomato Basil Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta
Tomato Basil Pasta
This favorite recipe is great for potlucks.


  • 1 box penne pasta, cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 ounces prosciutto, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and prosciutto and saute for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in olives, vinegar, salt and pepper. Transfer drained pasta to a serving bowl, gently toss sauce and basil to the pasta. Garnish with pine nuts and serve at room temperature.

Nani Tip
To toast pine nuts, put them in a small dry skillet over medium heat and toss frequently until golden brown.


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