Plus Penne with Savory Tomato Sauce, Creamy Ricotta, Calabrian Chili Oil and Toasted Bread Crumbs

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Protein-powered Plus pasta gets a boost of richness from a dollop of ricotta cheese atop this mildly spicy, simple tomato sauce. A crumble of toasted bread crumbs adds an essential bit of texture contrast.


Step 1

In a medium rondo, sauté chopped garlic with oil for two minutes, or until slightly yellow.

Step 2

Add San Marzano tomatoes and oregano; simmer for approximately 20 minutes over medium heat.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, toast the breadcrumbs in olive oil until golden brown, then set aside.

Step 4

In a small bowl, combine the ricotta and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 5

Cook pasta according to directions; combine with sauce.

Step 6

To serve, plate the pasta then top with a dollop of ricotta, a drizzle of Calabrian chili oil, a sprinkle of bread crumbs, and fresh basil.


  • 3 pkgs Barilla® Plus Penne
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 ea garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¾ gal crushed Italian tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp fresh oregano
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups ricotta
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp Calabrian chili oil
  • 1½ cups toasted breadcrumbs
  • 6 tbsp basil leaves
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 239g
Servings Per Container

Amount Per Serving
Calories 450
Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22gg
Saturated Fat 7gg
Trans Fat 0gg
Cholesterol 35mgmg
Sodium 510mgmg
Total Carbohydrate 50gg
Dietary Fiber 4gg
Sugars 9gg
Protein 16gg

Vitamin A %
Vitamin C %
Calcium 155mg%
Iron 3mg%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.