Penne with Salami and Provolone

Today I want to share with you one of my husband’s favourite pasta recipes.  He loves salami and provolone, so when he first tasted these penne, he told me “this is the best pasta I have ever eaten”.  Now, that’s a complement!  It is very tasty indeed: salami does not require any “introduction”, but what puts this pasta over the edge, is provolone.  I like to use the piquant type and that adds a little kick and saltiness to the dish.  I love stretchy cheese, I think it is the most sinful ingredient ever!  Serve it with some Pecorino Romano on the top and it will achieve perfection!  This is a dish that the whole family will enjoy and makes for a delicious and quick mid-week dinner!  Enjoy!

Penne with Salami and Provolone

5.0 from 3 reviews
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 350 gms – 12 oz. mezze penne
  • 2 tbsp etra virgin olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 50 gms – 1.75 oz. pure pork salami, sliced and roughly chopped
  • 400 gms – 0.9 lbs. diced tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp passata
  • 80 ml – 2.8 oz. water
  • 80 gms – 2.8 oz. provolone (better piquant), in small cubes (5mm)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Sauté the onion in 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the salami and sauté it for 1 minute. Add the diced tomatoes and passata, salt and ¼ cup of water.
  2. Cook, uncovered, on a low to medium flame for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Cook the penne following the steps on How to cook pasta “al dente” in the Techniques page of this site, but drain it 1 minute before it is cooked as it will finish cooking together with the sauce.
  4. Put the drained pasta in the frying pan with the salami and tomato sauce, add the chopped provolone and mix well while cooking it on a slow flame for 1 or 2 minutes, so that the provolone starts to melt and stretch.
  5. Serve with thinly grated Pecorino Romano on the top.

Penne with Salami and Provolone

Pin It

Related Posts:

Get More Updates!

Sign up to get exclusive updates & tips!


  1. says

    Che buone!!! Chi non è italiano e capisce l’inglese dovrebbe conoscere il tuo blog per poter assaporare le bontà del Bel Paese!
    Questo piatto è invitantissimo!!!
    A presto (perdona se commento in italiano ma so che farei decine di errori in inglese)!


  2. says

    you know how much i love pastas …right?! 😛
    and your pasta recipes always make my mouth water. i can’t eat pork coz of restrictions but i am sure i can use some other meat and hopefully, it will turn out as good as yours :)

  3. says

    A simplicidade da receita e de sua preparação, além da perfeita combinação de sabores, fazem deste prato uma tentação maravilhosa. Molho de tomates, pasta, queijo e azeite são tudo de bom na cozinha! Adoro comida italiana, de modo especial as pastas!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: