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Campanelle with Spicy Mint Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 pound campanelle pasta

1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Spicy Mint Sauce:

1 1/4 cups chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 large serrano chile, stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed


  1. For the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cheese and toss until coated.
  2. For the sauce: Combine the mint, cheese, oil, chile and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss until coated.