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from "Real Simple® magazine"

Although Parmesan and Pecorino Romano are often used interchangeably, they're quite different. If you prefer a richer, more buttery flavor, use Parmesan; for a saltier, sharper bite, try Pecorino Romano.

Hands-on time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Makes 4 servings
 Real Simple® magazine

1 pound penne
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup dry red wine
4 cups torn escarole (optional)
3/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley and oregano)
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 cup thinly sliced basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesan

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Cook the penne according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and cook, covered, until the onions are softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook, covered, for 6 minutes more. Add the wine and cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in the escarole (if using) and chopped herbs, season with the remaining salt and pepper, and cook for 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and heat through. Stir in the basil. Transfer the pasta to plates, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cheese.
CALORIES 686.06(22% from fat); FAT 17.18g (sat 4.97g); PROTEIN 27.76mg; CHOLESTEROL 15.01mg; CALCIUM 320.39mg; SODIUM 814.85mg; FIBER 9.71g; CARBOHYDRATE 108.75g; IRON 7.92mg

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 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  De Cecco Penne - $2.49/ea

  White Onion, Large - $1.99/lb
  White Button Mushrooms, Packaged - $2.79/ea Save! 2 for $5
 approx. 10oz
  Cardeal Dão Red Wine
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  Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes with Basil - $2.79/ea
  Gotham Greens Local Basil - $3.99/ea
 approx. 1.25oz
Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP, Aged 2 Years - $21.99/lb
  Italian Parsley - $1.29/ea
 approx. 4oz
Optional Ingredients
  Ocean Mist Farms Escarole - $2.49/ea
 approx. 12oz bunch  

  Oregano - $1.99/ea
 approx. 2oz
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  Just FreshDirect Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend - $10.99/ea
 33.8fl oz
  David's Kosher Salt - $3.19/ea
  Just FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns (Refill) - $4.99/ea
  Peeled Garlic - $4.99/ea Save! 2 for $6
 approx. 8oz
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