Balsamic Tomato Penne - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Balsamic Tomato Penne

Dec 09, 2023

This is such a simple delicious sauce with lots of butter, garlic, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.


  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • 1 28 ounce can of San Marzano whole tomatoes

  • 1 stick butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • parmesan for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the penne pasta to al dente. While the pasta cooks make the sauce.

  2. Melt the butter in a large deep skillet.  Add the garlic, thyme, basil and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and tomatoes. Break apart the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. When the pasta is cooked add a splash of pasta water to the sauce then drain and toss the penne with the sauce.

Takes 20 minutes

Serves 4

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