Shared by chris
Every Halloween our family would make these after carving our pumpkins. Be careful not to leave them in the oven too long.
Rating
Difficult
Health Conscious
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Allergens Gluten, Lactose, Wheat
Cuisine Italian

Creamy Cherry Tomato and Rocket Penne

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Description

A delicious Italian inspired dish- cherry tomatoes softened into a delicious sauce, with wilted rocket and creamy marscapone, folded into simple al dente penne pasta. Here i explain the health benefits of tomatoes and rocket. All for £1.33 per portion too!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 sprig rosemary, destalked and finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 100g dried penne
  • 40g mascarpone
  • 10g rocket and extra for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan

Instructions

1. Cook the cherry tomatoes, garlic and rosemary in the olive oil, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with some salt and black pepper.
2. Meanwhile, cook the penne according to the packet instructions.
3. Drain the penne, reserving 2 tbsp of the pasta water. Add the pasta, water, mascarpone and rocket to the cherry tomatoes, and cook for 1 minute or until the rocket has wilted, and everything is well mixed and hot.
4. Garnish with a handful of rocket on top, some cracked black pepper, and grated parmesan, serve!

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