Pasta alla Telefono


  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 4 oz penne pasta
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 c Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce
  • 1.5 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, chilled and cut into small cubes


  1. Cook pasta until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic, and sauté until golden brown, 1 to 2 mins.
  3. Add crushed red pepper flakes and tomato sauce, and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt. Add the cooked pasta and cubed mozzarella to the sauce, tossing until coated and heated through.


Recipe modified for 2 from old Martha TV show.

© Lisa Miner 2017