Monday, March 16, 2009

Penne with Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese

I roasted a beef eye of round tonight on the Big Green Egg but it was not for dinner. After cooking it I wrapped it and put it in the fridge to slice up for cajun roast beef lunch meat for this week. (Excuse the picture, I was playing with a new lens for my camera.)So while that was cooking, I looked around the kitchen to make something for Alexis and I to eat for a light dinner. I had some penne pasta, some sun-dried tomatoes, and asiago cheese...
So what I made was something like this, I didn't measure anything.

1 cup dried penne pasta
2-3 T sun dried tomatoes, diced
2 T oil from the sun dried tomatoes
1/4 c shredded asiago cheese (by volume AFTER shredding, not 4 ounces of asiago then shredded)
1 T of dried basil (fresh basil will be much better in spring)
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1/2 t kosher salt

I simply cooked the pasta to directions and drained. I mixed the remaining ingredients together and tossed with the pasta. I shredded a bit of more asiago on top.

It was perfect for what we needed tonight. Flavorful, filling, and did I mention it was easy? I thought that the red pepper flakes gave it just a hint of kick here and there.


  1. you sold me on this one...anything with sundried tomatoes and basil is good!

  2. :) Wow I might not eat any of this but I have no doubt if you made it then everyone else would love it.

    K, I wonder, how on earth did we become friends when we would NEVER agree on food? Oh yes, I remember. Cause you ate your burger plain and dry like me one time. AwwwW! : )

    Brandi ; ) ; )

  3. You're killin' me with that pasta! I think you need someone to move into your garage and be available at a moment's notice to taste test everything that comes out of your kitchen. I'm applying for that job.

  4. The beef looks delicious but the pasta is calling my name. It looks so tasty.

  5. Wow. someone's been practicing. I must admit, I like your new blogs better than the old. Very cool. and you, my friend, are taking some amazing pics lately. Maybe I need to take a course so I can catch up. Puttin' you on my followed list, my brutha.

  6. *Asking myself HOW did I NOT know about this blog BEFORE?*


Comments are moderated and won't appear immediately.