Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano…

Cream of peppers, oregano and parmigiano…


  • 1 yellow and 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 100 gr grated parmigiano
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 400 gr of Garofalo Penne Rigate


  1. Place oil and shallots in a frying pan and sauté gently making sure shallots don’t brown (as they become bitter).
  2. Add the peppers and sauté until very tender; if the mix becomes too dry add some boiling water (a glass will do).
  3. Season to taste (please remember that extra salt will go in with the parmigiano, so don’t overdo it).
  4. Place the sauce in a food processor and blitz to a cream, add the oregano.

To cook the pasta: 

  1.  Use a large capacity pan and bring to the boil 4 litres of water, add salt and then the pasta.
  2. The golden rule for cooking pasta properly is to use 1 litre of water for every 100 gr of pasta! 
  3. Don’t bother adding ANY oil (it has better uses) to prevent pasta from sticking: it is the quantity of water and regular stirring that will ensure pasta doesn’t stick.
  4. Place the sauce on the drained pasta, stir well and add plenty of grated parmigiano. 
  5. You may wish to add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. 
  6. Serve at once and enjoy this most flavoursome, light and inexpensive dish.
  7. This is a wonderfully tasty sauce and its creamy consistency makes it ideal with the penne: some (but crucially not all) of the sauce finding its way into each penna!

Recipe and photo credit by- Garofalo Pasta

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  1. Jeanine Byers Hoag
    16th March 2012 / 3:40 pm

    Sounds yummy!! That's good advice about the pasta. My son is learning to cook dinners, but often forgets to stir. 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      18th March 2012 / 9:47 am

      Thanks for the comment Jeanine 🙂

  2. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    16th March 2012 / 6:20 pm

    YUM! These penne looks & sounds delicious! Love oregano & especially parmigiano! 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      18th March 2012 / 9:48 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. christymg
    17th March 2012 / 2:49 am

    This looks delicious, I guess I'll have to postpone giving up carbs another day lol!

    • Clairejustine
      18th March 2012 / 9:48 am

      I'm trying to cut down on carbs but I love all pasta 🙂

  4. Kala
    17th March 2012 / 3:49 am

    That looks SO good and I have to lose 14 pounds by end of May. Oh, what sweet misery this post was!

    • Clairejustine
      22nd March 2012 / 8:16 pm

      Whoops hope your keeping up the good work 🙂

  5. Lisa Weidknecht
    17th March 2012 / 6:23 am

    Thank you for linking up with the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

    • Clairejustine
      18th March 2012 / 9:48 am

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Jaimie
    17th March 2012 / 9:38 am

    This looks so yummy!

    • Clairejustine
      18th March 2012 / 9:49 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

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