Kellie's Simple Penne with Pepperoni and Cheese


Penne pasta with diced onions, pepperoni, and garlic is finished with pecorino cheese and fresh basil.

Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
6 mins
10 servings


  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto™ Penne

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup diced yellow onion

  • 1 cup diced pepperoni

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup grated pecorino cheese

  • 5 basil leaves, torn

  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 1 1/2 cups of cold water and chicken broth into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta. Add onion, turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).

  2. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.

  3. When pasta is almost done, add pepperoni and garlic; gently cook through.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 535mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* 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.