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Penne Pasta in a Creamy Sherry Tomato Sauce

Pair with: Oloroso


Cooking time: 30 min

A splash of Oloroso in the sauce helps to elevate the flavors. The nuttiness of the wine also adds richness to the dish.



Penne Pasta in a Creamy Sherry Tomato Sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to directions on box. Drain and set aside.
  2. Chop onion and garlic, set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add onion and garlic and cook until the onion starts to turn translucent (3-5 minutes). Add in oregano, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1 minute. Add in the can of tomato puree and let simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir in the sherry and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir in the cream. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide the pasta evenly into 4 separate bowls. Top each bowl with a few small dollops of ricotta cheese. Top with red pepper flakes and parsley if desired. Enjoy!

Author , New York, NY United States of America


Serving and consuming

Oloroso with food

The ideal temperature at which to serve an Oloroso is at between 12 and 14ºC. 

This is the most suitable wine to accompany red meat and game. It combines perfectly with meat stews and casseroles; especially gelatinous meat such as bull's tail or cheeks. The perfect match for wild mushrooms and well cured cheeses.

  • Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

    Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.

  • Smooth and Persistent

    Ideal accompaniment for prolonging the sensation of intense flavours.

  • Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

    Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.