Penne Rigate with Chunky Sauce


Through trial and error I came up with this sauce that I truely love. I love a textured, chunky pasta sauce and this is it! Not only can this sauce be used in this dish but it can be used on noodles or pasta. You've got to try it!


1 box of Penne Rigate Pasta
1lb ground pork
1 chopped red onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
dash of salt
dash of pepper
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 jar of sliced green olives
1 12oz can of tomato paste
1 jar of pasta sauce of your choice (I used mamas chunky by Ragu)
1/4 cup of water
2 cups of fresh mozarella or pre shredded cheese


1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside.

3. Brown pork, onion and garlic. Then add salt, pepper, itlian seasoning and olives, allow this to cook together with pork for 5-6 minutes. Add remaining ingredients through water.

4. Allow the sauce to cook through until it bubbles and is heated through.

5. Add Penne to sauce in large skillet or deep casserole dish, tossing the pasta with sauce until completely mixed.

6. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese has throughly melted.

Serve alone or with a tossed green salad,garlic bread, and a red wine and enjoy!


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