Penne with mustache

Penne with mustache

Penne with mustache

The mustache pens are one of those dishes that in one fell swoop put the whole family in agreement, a quick and simple first course of which there are dozens of variations throughout Italy, with speck, zucchini and fresh tomatoes in Trentino, squid, and zucchini in Sicily or the most classic of the versions, the one we offer you today, with cooked ham, cream, and tomato, very simple yet delicious.

The recipe is very famous and is said to have taken this name because it is really impossible not to lick your mustache, despite all the variations the mantra remains one and only one, which is fast and the only cooking time to consider is that of pasta. From the moment you boil the water to when you drain the penne, in addition to the speed, there are cornerstones for the recipe, which you choose to put in the speck or the seafood, you can’t miss the onion and cream that mixes with tomato, a revival of the 80’s probably but always irresistible.

This dish is perfect for those who do not have time or want to be in the kitchen, less than thirty minutes and you can taste it, but also those who are not experts in the kitchen because they make it with very few ingredients, and finally, they like it because the pink sauce that is obtained by mixing cream and tomato sauce is truly irresistible and let’s face it brings us all little children.

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Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Doses for

4 people


  • 400 g Penne rigate
  • 100 g Cooked Ham
  • 200 ml cream
  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • Onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • Parsley


To prepare the recipe for a penny with a mustache in a pan, fry the chopped onion and chopped ham in a round of extra virgin olive oil.

Once this is done, put the cream in the pan and let it shrink for a few minutes.

At this point also add the tomato sauce and a pinch of salt, cook for another 5 minutes.

In the meantime, you can also cook the pasta in abundant boiling salted water.

When the pasta is cooked, drain and pour it into the pan with the sauce if needed. Add a ladle of cooking water.

Chop on a little fresh parsley.

Mix well to mix everything.

Now your whiskey pasta is ready to be served with plenty of grated Parmesan.

penne with mustache pan

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