Penne with Peppers, Fresh Tomato, and Basil

Penne ai Peperoni e Pomodoro Fresco

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Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2009

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I often make a risotto with red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, and basil whose enticing colors and aroma make it one of my family’s favorites. As a pasta dish, with its fresh and fragrant combination of flavors, it becomes a great light summer meal.


  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper


  1. Fill a pot for the pasta with about 6 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel and finely chop the onion. Put it with the butter in a 12-inch skillet and place over medium heat. Sauté until the onion turns a rich golden color, about 5 minutes.
  3. While the onion is sautéing, peel the peppers, core, and seed them. Gut away any whit