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Fiery Penne

Fiery Penne

prep. time:
25 min
cook time:
30 min


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  • 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico® Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
  • 1 lb. Penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 lb. cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 7 cloves garlic or 4 tsp, coarsely chopped
  • 5 scallions, white and green parts separated and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving


  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, and transfer to a large serving bowl.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over high heat. Add the pork, red pepper, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and scallion whites and cook, stirring until softened, for 3 minutes. Lower the heat to medium, add Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce and reserved pasta water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over the pasta; add the parsley, scallion greens and cheese and toss. Pass extra parmesan at the table.