Nicolas Bouliane

Dried tomato pasta Updated in

This is my standard oh-damn-it’s-Sunday-and-I-didn’t-buy-food dish. It only requires pantry ingredients, and optionally parsley from the balcony garden.

The original recipe (with pictures) is here.



  1. Start cooking the penne in salted water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan.
  3. When the pasta is about halfway done, cook the garlic in olive oil for about 30 seconds
  4. Add the dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes
  5. Stir the pasta into the tomatoes, saving some pasta water.
  6. Stir a little pasta water into the mix.
  7. Add the parmesan and rocket
  8. Garnish with parsley