International Cuisine, Main Course, Pasta

Italian Combo Meal – Onion Olive Foccacia with Penne Pasta

Think Pizza, Pasta, Focaccia. Think
Italian. Today we travel to Italy for a lovely combo meal of Penne Pasta with
Onion – Olive Focaccia. Italian Cuisine (cucina italiana ) has developed
through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as

With culinary traditions from Rome and Athens,
a cuisine developed in Sicily that some consider the first real Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine has a great variety of
different ingredients which are commonly used, ranging from fruits, vegetables,
sauces, meats, etc. In the North of Italy, fish (such as cod, or baccalà),
potatoes, rice, corn (maize), sausages, pork, and different types of cheeses
are the most common ingredients. Pasta dishes with use of tomato are spread in
all Italy

The word pasta is also used to refer to
dishes in which pasta products are a primary ingredient. It is usually served
with sauce. There are hundreds of different shapes of pasta with at least
locally recognized names. I love the Farfalle Pasta in White sauce


Pasta is categorized in two basic
styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to
two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a couple of
days in the refrigerator.

Pasta is generally cooked by boiling.
Under Italian law, dry pasta (pasta secca) can only be made from durum wheat flour or durum wheat semolina,
and is more commonly used in Southern Italy compared to their Northern
counterparts, who traditionally prefer the fresh egg variety.

(Reference : Wiki)

So, what are we waiting for  ? Lets check out this amazing combo (served
generally for main course)


Whole wheat
Penne pasta with homemade Arrabbiata sauce

Onion – Olive Focaccia
topped with Sea salt.



  1. very popular combo!!! yumm!!

  2. The combo looks so sinful!

  3. MySpicyKitchen

    Nice combo

  4. cookingwithsapana

    Very addictive combo,looks perfect.

  5. The Pumpkin Farm

    yumm…pasta is a staple at my home…but teaming with focaccia, you have put in a lot of effort and the output is worth a million bucks

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    What a delicious combo meal! Yum!!

  7. A very tempting platter, Kalyani.

  8. Wow my favorite every thing looks so tempting..

  9. Tempting cheesy combo

  10. Chef Mireille

    awesome combo – looks so good!

  11. Priya Suresh

    Such an irresistible combo, my family will be very happy if i serve this combo meal..

  12. vaishali sabnani

    what pairing ! absolutely sinful and tempting…now can I say…I want to invite myself !..truly I am tempted 🙂

  13. Very tempting Platter. Looks absolutely delicious.

  14. Yum. Love the delicious combo. Mine will be happy with one of the two.;D

  15. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Lovely combo!!

  16. What a delicious combo Kalyani.

  17. A delicious combo ! The kind my daughter would look forward to in evey meal.)

  18. The kind my daughter loves. A delicious combo!

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