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Smooth penne: our best recipes – Italian Cuisine

Smooth penne: our best recipes

Smooth penne: the best sauces to make great recipes with a format not to be forgotten

Smooth pens are usually less popular than ribbed. To prove it, some packs of dejected smooth pens survived the great expenses of the Milanese put on alert by the threat of the Coronavirus. But why do we use them so little? Driven by the desire to collect as much sauce as possible, we usually rely on the dear old penne rigate, forgetting how perfect they are to prepare some dishes. Here are some perfect sauces to season smooth penne!

Smooth penne courgettes and shrimp

One of the classic sauces that make us fall in love with smooth penne is based on zucchini and shrimp. To respect the consistency of all the ingredients, we recommend dividing the raw courgettes into two parts: one will be steamed and pureed with extra virgin olive oil and pepper to season the penne, the other sautéed for a couple of minutes to keep the crunchiness. To prevent the shrimp from becoming chewy, we recommend blasting them for a minute with the sautéed courgettes and serve all with a minced black pepper.

Smooth penne with sauce

We like this recipe very much because it reminds us of the classic dishes of mothers in the 80s. To make it even better, we recommend preparing a light sauce with a clove of garlic, cherry tomatoes with peel, extra virgin olive oil and salt. If you love strong flavors, complete with a little grated salted ricotta.

Smooth penne with white sauce

If red ragù traditionally accompanies striped formats, smooth pens have a chance with white ragù. You can prepare it based on beef, pork, sausage, rabbit … To ensure that the ingredients are well blended, we recommend starting with the classic sauté, proceeding with cooking the meat, blending with white wine and following cooking by monitoring for presence some juice in the pot. To ensure that it does not dry out too much, we advise you to set aside a boiling broth or some milk. For an even richer result, use fresh cream.

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Smooth spicy penne – Italian Cuisine

For the recipe for smooth spicy penne, boil salted water in which you will boil the pasta. Meanwhile, slice the sprinkled spring onions and put them to dry with the oil and a spoonful of capers rinsed from salt and finely chopped; then add the flakes of diced pepper and the pasta, drained al dente.

Spicy taste: penne all'arrabbiata – Italian Cuisine

Spicy taste: penne all'arrabbiata

A traditional dish of Roman cuisine, it is a first course as simple as it is tasty. Here is the original recipe

Penne pasta with arrabbiata sauce: to hear only its name, its unmistakable aroma spreads through the air and the mouth watering. Typical dish of the Roman culinary tradition – together with the evergreens cacio e pepe, amatriciana and carbonara -, this first is very simple to prepare, to the point that many restaurants no longer include it in paper.

This is why it is important to learn how to cook the original recipe, so as not to lose the tradition. Below we explain how to cook this dish while in our gallery, find some curiosity on this first mouth-watering.

The recipe of penne all'arrabbiata


For the real pasta a'arrabbiata, you have to get: 4 San Marzano tomatoes, 300 grams of penne rigate, 1 chili pepper, 1 clove of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, grated pecorino cheese, fresh chopped parsley and salt.


While boiling the pasta in boiling salted water, prepare the sauce, dicing the tomatoes and frying the crushed garlic in plenty of extra virgin olive oil, flavored with the chilli without seeds. After a few minutes, remove the garlic from the sauté and pour the diced tomatoes, stirring to obtain a homogeneous and dense sauce. Drain the penne and pour into the pan, letting them color with the sauce. Serve, sprinkling the pasta with plenty of Roman pecorino cheese and a pinch of chopped fresh parsley.

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