Olive Garden Penne Romana

Romana Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups chicken broth


Heat oil in small saucepan at medium high heat. Add onions and crushed red pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add minced garlic and cook for one minute. Whisk in wine, rosemary, parsley and salt. In separate bowl, whisk cornstarch and chicken broth. Add mixture to sauce and stir well. Bring to a boil and set aside.

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green beans, blanched
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 4 cups Romana Sauce
  • 4 cups penne pasta, cooked
  • 3 Tbsp fresh Romano cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsp fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


Heat sauté pan over medium high heat. Add green beans and tomato and cook for one minute. Add Romana Sauce and hot, drained penne pasta. Add Romano and Parmesan cheeses. Stir well with a spoon, making sure the pasta is well coated. Serve hot.

Makes 4

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