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Fresh Tomato and Garlic Penne for Two

 8 Ratings
1 Comments
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

Make dinner is under 30 minutes by quickly cooking tomatoes, tossing in basil and spooning over pasta.

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups uncooked penne pasta (4 oz)
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
lb plum (Roma) tomatoes (6 medium), coarsely chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in oil 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until tomatoes are soft and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in basil, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute. Serve sauce over pasta.

Expert Tips

Add chicken to this pasta dish. After cooking the garlic, add about 1/2 pound cubed boneless skinless chicken; cook until no longer pink in center.

A crusty French baguette is a nice addition and adds a different texture to this meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
9g
9%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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