Penne Pasta Salad with onion, Italian style tomatoes, Romano cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
8 ounces penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium chopped onion
1 14-1/2-ounce can drained Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions but without using oil; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion four minutes or until softened.
Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes. Cook five minutes; stir occasionally.
Add pasta to skillet and toss. Add cheese; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss and serve.
Recipe makes 4 servings.
Did You Know?
True, Italian Romano cheese is called Pecorino Romano. It is a typical Italian product recognized and protected by the laws of the European Community. Pecorino Romano is a hard, salty cheese, great for grating. The Romano cheese we know in America is an American and Canadian term for a class of cheeses.
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