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Pepperoni Penne Pasta

Serve the fresh, light taste of summer all year long. This simple to make pasta dish combines ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, kalamata olives and spicy pepperoni for a pleasant and satisfying entree.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne or multigrain penne pasta
  • 4 ounces sliced Margherita® Pepperoni
  • 2 cups chopped very ripe fresh tomatoes
  • ? cup pitted kalamata or ripe olives, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Stack pepperoni; cut crosswise in half and lengthwise into ¼-inch slices forming strips.
  2. Combine tomatoes, olives, olive oil and garlic in a very large bowl.
  3. Drain pasta; add to bowl and toss well. Add cheese and basil; toss again. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with additional chopped basil or basil sprigs if desired.