Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts

For National Pasta month, how about this Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts? This simple pasta recipe is quick and easy to whip up, and the combination of ingredients makes it a heartwarming and flavorful meal that is sure to be a dinner favorite in your house. Did you know it’s actually suggested that eating two tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to monounsaturated fat. Enjoy on a busy weekday or for weekend entertaining. It’s so easy!


Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil and hand-selected, harvested olives processed in Spain.  The Spanish olives used are extracted using a “first cold press” process, which provides the rich aroma and flavor quality – ideal for using on salads, pasta, fish, meat dishes and marinades. Available at select retailers including Walmart. 

Penne Pasta with Pine Nuts

Cook Time:

10 minutes plus chill time

Prep Times:

10 minutes


4 servings


16 ounces of penne pasta
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 ounce pine nuts sautéed in Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil to boil the pasta
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Boil 6 cups of water with salt (if desired) and olive oil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and add grated garlic, oregano, cheese, pine nuts and salt/pepper to taste.

2. Prior to serving, add the cup of Iberia Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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