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Penne Alla Norma Recipe

Penne Alla Norma Recipe | Easy Penne Alla Norma

Homemade yummy penne alla norma is a very yummy, tasty and spicy dish. It is very easy to make. Here are some simple methods to make this tasty penne alla norma.


  • 500 gm penne pasta (approx 1 packet)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1/8 tbp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 6 oz or 1/2 of a can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce, ready made
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 tbsp basil leaves
  • 1/8 tbsp pepper
  • 1 medium sized aubergine
  • 8 oz mozzarella, shredded and divided
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  • To prepare this homemade yummy penne alla norma, firstly blanch the pasta in a boiling salted water till al dente.
  • Now, combine chopped onions, chopped garlic, and oil in a casserole.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste and tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings.
  • Microwave on HIGH fro 3-4 minutes, until  bubbly.
  • Stir once, set aside.
  • Cut aubergine into 1/2″ cubes.
  • Arrange cubes in 8″x 8″ dish.
  • Cover with waxed paper.
  • Microwave on HIGH 6-8 minutes, until tender.
  • Drain liquid from aubergine, spoon on sauce.
  • Add blanched pasta.
  • Mix well.
  • Top with remaining Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 4-5 minutes, rotating dish often, until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with basil leaves.
  • Serve hot.

Another Method (Using Pan)

In this method we make a penne alla norma with different method. In this we use a mayonnaise to make this. Here are some simple steps to make this penne alla norma.


  • 500 gm penne pasta (approx 1 packet)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper powder
  • basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce ready-made
  • 2-3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • To make this penne al norma, firstly boil penne in 2 cup water, 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp salt till soft.
  • Wash this penne with cold water and sprinkle 1 tbsp oil on pasta. Keep aside
  • Now, take a pan, add oil and chopped onions.
  • Cook it till onion became light brown.
  • Now, add ready-made tomato sauce.
  • Cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add black pepper powder, mayonnaise and pasta.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish it with basil leaves.
  • Serve hot.