Tomato Basil Penne Pasta


This penne pasta is a Mediterranean-style family staple. Use 2 tablespoons olive oil if basil oil is unavailable.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon basil oil

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat both oils in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in pepper Jack, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. When cheese begins to melt, mix in cooked penne pasta. Season with fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
25g Fat
47g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 462mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 474mg 36%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 311mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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