Game Day Penne

Bellucci Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Listen, if your eats aren’t touchdown-worthy this Super Bowl Sunday, your team just might lose. Whether you’re a die-hard Patriots or Eagles fan or just there for the food and commercials, this glorious game day Bellucci EVOO  penne  recipe scores big time. For this quick meal, we use Bellucci 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes, which give a subtle sweetness to the hearty dish that is sure to please any crowd.

Bellucci Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Recipe: Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


1 7oz jar of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
½ cup fresh basil leaves
2 T chopped basil leaves
2 T pine nuts, toasted
2 garlic cloves, peeled
¾ cup Bellucci EVOO
1 lb penne pasta


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add the sun-dried tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, basil, pine nuts and garlic. Blend to combine.  With the motor running, slowly pour the Bellucci EVOO through the feed tube.  Blend just until smooth.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to package instructions, until al dente.  Reserve 3/4 cup of cooking liquid, then drain the pasta well.  Transfer the pasta back to the pot on the stove and under a low flame, add the reserved cooking liquid and the sun-dried tomato pesto.  Toss to thoroughly coat the pasta.
  3. Transfer to serving bowl and top with chopped basil and a drizzle of Bellucci EVOO.

Combining the fresh taste of Bellucci 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with the rich flavors of Italy, our Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is the ultimate recipe that comes together in less than 20 minutes. It’s big on flavor and short on time! Quick and satisfying, it will keep the whole crowd happy, even if the scoreboard doesn’t.

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