Friday, November 30, 2007


Elizabeth used to love the "Angry Penne"--I think it was Penne Arrabbiato--that Macaroni Grill served. I tried to clone it. I don't know how close this is but its fabulous. I serve spaghetti the first day and then use this sauce to make lasagna.

2-3 Tbs. olive oil
12 cloves minced or crushed garlic
6 to 8 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce,
2 (16 oz.) cans diced or crushed tomatoes
1 ½ tsp. basil
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp.seasoned salt
¼ to 1 tsp.dried chili flakes (optional—this makes the sauce spicy--Elizabeth says there is no use making it if you're not going to make it spicy—I use 1 tsp.)

Sauté garlic in medium hot oil until it just starts to turn a light tan. Immediately add tomato sauce, tomatoes and chili flakes. Simmer until thick as desired. Add basil, seasoned salt and oregano and simmer a few more minutes.