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Barefoot Contessa Penne Recipe

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Barefoot Contessa Penne Recipe

Matt R.
This Barefoot Contessa penne recipe is quick and easy to make. We’re big fans of the woman behind it.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 1 serving
Calories 724.21 kcal


  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 Heavy Cream
  • 1 Crushed Tomatoes
  • 0.5 Pecorino Romano Cheese grated
  • 0.25 Italian Gorgonzola crumbled
  • 2 Ricotta Cheese
  • 0.25 Mozzarella Cheese sliced
  • 6 Fresh Basil Leaves chopped
  • 1 Penne
  • 4 Unsalted Butter


  • Preheat the oven to 500.
  • Bring five quarts of salted water to a boil in a stockpot.
  • Mix in all the ingredients – except the penne and butter – in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drop the penne into the boiling water and parboil for four minutes.
  • Drain very well in a colander and add to the ingredients in the mixing bowl, tossing to combine.
  • Divide the pasta mixture among six shallow ceramic gratin dishes (one-and-a-half to two cup capacity).
  • Dot with the butter and bake until bubbly and brown on top. Should take between seven and 10 minutes.


Calories: 724.21kcalCarbohydrates: 62.54gProtein: 18.92gFat: 44.71gSaturated Fat: 23.33gSodium: 31.33mgFiber: 2.67gSugar: 1.33g
Keyword Barefoot Contessa, Cheese, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Food Network, Italian, Pasta
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