Rating: 3.6 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Simple penne pasta is tossed with a hearty, flavorful sauce using ingredients that can be found in your pantry.

Mad Hungry, April 2011, Mad Hungry, April 2011

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Boil pasta 2 minutes short of package instructions and drain. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water.

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  • In a large 12- to 14-inch skillet, add oil and saute onions, garlic, bacon, and chile to soften and slightly render bacon, about 2 minutes. Add the cabbage, lemon zest, and currants and cook to caramelize, then cook the cabbage until barely tender, about 6 minutes.

  • Add the vinegar, stirring to deglaze the pan. Add the pasta water, milk, and cheese. Stir to heat and melt cheese. Add the penne to the pan. Squeeze over half the lemon. Serve with extra grated cheese.

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Reviews (2)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
06/11/2017
This recipe calls for 2 lbs of pasta, is this correct
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2012
I am making this for dinner tonight, cause this is what I have in my fridge!