While food trends come and go, there's one food that never goes out of style and that food is pasta, my friends! With the cost of food on the rise, you'll find that pasta remains a pretty inexpensive ingredient any time of year.
Something else I love about pasta is that it can really stretch a dish or even be a great way to change up leftovers. For instance, if you have leftover Sloppy Joe meat, incorporate that into pasta the second day and you've got a totally revamped dinner.
The variety of pasta I especially like using in recipes is penne pasta though, and these 50 best penne pasta recipes prove you can do anything with this short-cut, ridged noodle that works so well in bakes, warm and cold pasta dishes, soups and more!
What Is Penne Pasta?
Penne is a short cylinder-shaped pasta with ridged sides. The ridges are perfect for meats and sauces to cling to and really hold flavor. Penne is also the perfect one-bite size, so no worrying about making a mess slurping up long noodles!
If you find yourself in a dinner rut, grab a box of penne and scarf through this menu for recipe inspiration! There's everything from Penne alla Vodka, Easy Meatball Penne Pasta Bake and One Pot Ham And Penne Skillet, to Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Pasta and more.
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