Recipe: Penne with Basil Pesto Pomodoro Sauce

This recipe for Penne with Basil Pesto Pomodoro Sauce is so quick and easy… perfect for a weeknight meal. Best of all… it tastes so good you’ll forget just how inexpensive it was to make…. what could be better?

This recipe comes from the folks at Hunt’s… I ran across the recipe and knew it would be perfect for us… we both love pasta and love Pesto…


I used store bought pesto.. you can use your own instead.

I really love Hunt’s canned tomatoes… they really are the best.. I found that the tomatoes are perfectly cut.. not very watery like some other brands. The quality is tops too.

I added cubed cooked skinless chicken breasts .. but this can easily be a meatless meal.

I used 2/3 of a pound of dried penne… this recipe will make 4 servings. I served it with a side salad and bread.

I hope you try this .. it is delicious!

Recipe: Penne with Basil Pesto Pomodoro Sauce

All you need:

2 cans (14.5 oz.) Hunt’s Petite Cut Tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
Olive oil cooking spray
About 2 cups of cooked skinless chicken breasts, cubed
¼ cup prepared basil pesto
Cooked penne (I used about 2/3 of a pound of dry penne)
Grated Parmesan cheese

All you need to do:

Cook the penne according to package instructions and drain. Set aside.

Spray a large skillet with the cooking oil and heat it over medium heat.

Add the onions and allow the onions to cook until they are soft (I stirred them frequently).

Add the canned tomatoes (DO NOT DRAIN THE TOMATOES).

Add the chicken and stir… cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the pesto and stir well.

Add the pasta and stir.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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