Garlic Penne Pasta


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and return to pot.

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Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley for about 1 minute. Season with red pepper flakes and black pepper. Stir into cooked pasta, along with remaining olive oil. Top with Parmesan.