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Cherry Tomato Sauce with Penne

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3

It is that time of year for large amounts of Cherry Tomatos ready on the vine…here is a yummy idea to make a delicious sauce.


  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 14 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. Combine cherry tomatoes, oil, garlic, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until garlic is just toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into tomato mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until tomatoes start to collapse and burst, about 10 minutes. Stir oregano and red pepper flakes into tomato mixture.
  3. Puree tomato mixture with a stick blender until sauce is smooth.
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return pasta to the pot. Pour tomato sauce over penne and stir until pasta absorbs some of the sauce, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste

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