ClockPlayEmailInstagramLinkSMSTwitterYouTubeWhatsAppXSearchClockRight ArrowArrow DownCaret downCaret upCaret leftCaret rightHamburger MenuPop OutThumbs upThumbs up buySpeechAudio onReplayPlusMinusSad smiley faceNo resultsSwapMoreYour grocery bagSuccessShop Tasty MerchYour Cart (empty)Your CartFacebookPinterestEmailPrintSmsTwitterWhatsappCommentTips Highlights
Skip to Content

Penne With Tomato Sauce

Whipping up a delectable penne with tomato sauce is as simple as it is satisfying. The list of ingredients is short and familiar, making this an excellent recipe for even a kitchen novice. Canned crushed tomatoes are cooked with sautéed onion, garlic, and chili flakes to create a quick, aromatic, and tasty marinara sauce. While the sauce simmers, boil a pot of salted water and cook the penne until perfectly al dente. Then, toss the tender pasta in the simmering sauce until evenly coated. A splash of reserved pasta water ensures a luscious consistency, while a pinch of salt adds the finishing touch.

Tasty Team
94% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Penne With Tomato Sauce

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 14 oz crushed tomato (395 g), 1 can
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ lb penne pasta (225 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 154
  • Fat 2g
  • Carbs 28g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion, and cook until the onion is translucent, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the chile flakes and garlic, and cook for another 2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Save ½ cup (120 ml) of pasta water, then drain.
  4. Add the drained pasta to the sauce. Stir well, adding a little pasta water if needed to loosen the sauce. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Cook smarter, not harder. Use our AI chef Botatouille on the Tasty app. Download now.
Penne With Tomato Sauce