Penne With Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Aromatic Herbs And Pecorino Romano Cheese

  • Yield : 24 (1 1/4-Cup)
  • Servings : 24 (1 1/4-Cup)
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Use the freshest herbs and perfectly ripe tomatoes for this simple but satisfying meal.


  • 3 lbs. Barilla® penne
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6 leaves fresh sage
  • 30 leaves fresh parsley
  • 12 leaves fresh basil
  • 30 oz. halved cherry tomatoes
  • As needed salt
  • As needed freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz. grated Pecorino Romano cheese


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in fridge. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Remove the herbs from the stems and mince them together with the garlic. Refrigerate until needed.
For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 cup pasta in boiling salted water for 40 to 60 seconds.

Step 3

Saute ¾ teaspoon herb mixture in about 2 teaspoons oil until aromatic. Add 1 ¼ ounces tomatoes and blister them on high heat. Add ¼ cup pasta water and the pasta to the pan. Toss together and season with salt and pepper. Finish the dish with 1 tablespoon cheese and a drizzle of oil.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (111g)
Servings Per Container 24 (1 1/4-Cup)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 90mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g

Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10%
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.