Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Active:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Put the garlic, celery, carrot, onion and oregano leaves in a food processor and pulse to chop into small pieces.

Heat the olive oil in a medium Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat. Add the chopped vegetables and cook, stirring once or twice, until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the pork, beef, tomato paste, and some salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the meat is browned, about10 minutes.

Add the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and basil sprigs. Bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Just before the sauce is done, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat and cook the penne until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and return to the pasta pot. Spoon about 1 cup of sauce into the penne and stir to coat. Serve the penne topped with more sauce, some torn basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Berry Dessert Lasagna

This chilled berry trifle is an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Penne alla Vodka

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Penne With Vodka Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spicy Arrabiata Penne

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Nick and Toni's Penne Alla Vecchia Bettola

Recipe courtesy of Joseph Realmuto

Penne with Artichokes

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories