A hearty and delicious pasta dish

Team Pasta:
Serves 4 to 6

  • 3 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium carrot, Julienne
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 Italian frying peppers, cut into strips
  • 1/4 pound Italian salami, sliced thin, cut into strips ¼ inch wide
  • 1 tablespoon Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 pound penne
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the pasta.

In a medium skillet, heat the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sauté the garlic, carrot, and onion, discard the garlic when it turns golden and add the peppers, salami, Colavita Balsamic Vinegar, oregano, pepper, and salt. Add wine. Cover and sauté for another 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Reserve ½ cup of water when draining and add to the skillet. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, pepper mixture, and cheese. Toss well and serve.

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