The ingredients list for this recipe is nice and short, which means you’ll want to pick the best-quality ingredients you can afford. If possible, choose San Marzano tomatoes, which boast a rich flavor.
If penne pasta isn’t your jam, you can sub your favorite noodle shape — within reason. “Since the dish is all about the sauce, I would recommend picking pasta that the sauce will cling to,” suggests Morey. “Anything with ridges or areas where the sauce can get trapped is best. Rigatoni would be a great option, along with ziti, ruffles, and fusilli. Orecchiette and small shells would be great too since they have little cups to hold more sauce!”