Penne Pasta with Romesco Cream Sauce

Yield: 4-6 Servings

1 Package Penne Pasta

2 Cups Casablanca Style Romesco Sauce

1 Cup Half and Half

The list of ingredients for this recipe says it all, but the flavor belies its simplicity. Your guests will find it hard to believe that you all you did was to whip up a few ingredients in your food processor for the sauce (see recipe), add some cream, cook some pasta according to package instructions, and voila! You’ve given them a satisfying, casual meal with a 5-Star restaurant taste. And not just any taste! We’ve taken classic Romesco and enhanced its flavor with the addition of our Casablanca Seasoning Blend. They’d have to fly a lot of miles to find a dish like this!


Prepare pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Meanwhile, combine sauce and cream in a saucepan placed over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.


When done, drain pasta. Return to pan, add cream sauce, toss and serve.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Adapted for Home Chefs

from the North African

Classic Harissa.Complex,

fiery hot, and spicy, Casablanca our version of the versatile North African blend used to season meats, poultry, couscous, legumes, soups, and stews. When blended with olive oil, it also makes a flavorful paste and condiment. 

Casablanca Seasoning (a.k.a. Harissa) from MorningStar Kitchen
Hawaiian Alaea
Sea Salt
Harvested from Hawaii's clay-
lined salt ponds, this salt is
ideal for HomeChefs who want to
distinguish themselves. It locks in the moisture and flavor of grilled and roasted meats; and its robust earthy and sweet flavors make it perfect for brines, rubs, marinades, and more. 
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Pink Peppercorns
While they have a fresh,
peppery flavor, pink
peppercorns are not pepper.
They are the fruit of a Brazilian tree that is part of the cashew/mango family. Their sweet, mild flavor works well in delicate sauces, as well as in seafood and poultry dishes. Crush with a mortar and pestle. 
Pink Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitchen