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5 from 2 votes

penne pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: vegan
Author: Dassana Amit


For the tomato mushroom sauce

  • 6-7 ripe red medium size tomatoes
  • 2 medium size onions, sliced or chopped
  • 300 grams mushrooms
  • 6-7 flakes of garlic, crushed (lahsun)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon italian herb mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 green olives
  • 4 black olives
  • 2 or 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt as required

For the pasta

  • 200 to 250 grams penne
  • 3 or 4 cups water
  • salt as required


To make the penne pasta

  • boil the water in a pan.
  • add the penne and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • strain the water and reserve the penne.

To make the tomato mushroom sauce

  • heat the olive oil in a pan.
  • add the sliced onions and fry them till they become light brown.
  • add the crushed garlic and fry for a minute or two.
  • add the chopped tomatoes now and saute them till they become soft.
  • now add all the herbs, salt and pepper and mix it with the rest of the tomatoes.
  • saute the tomatoes till they the entire mixture becomes one. this will take about 20-25 mins on a low flame. keep on stirring in after couple of minutes when the tomatoes are getting cooked.
  • now add the mushrooms.
  • the mushrooms will loose water and then shrunk in size and then get finally cooked. this process will take about 15-20 minutes.
  • finally add the olives and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • serve the penne with the tomato mushroom and olives.