Fresh Tomato and Garlic Penne

This quick and easy pasta dish explodes with fresh flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

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

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, heat oil in 10-inch skillet 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

Roma—or plum—tomatoes are often preferred for sauces because they have fewer seeds and firmer flesh than regular slicing tomatoes.

Slice 1 or 2 fully cooked Italian sausages, and cook with the garlic for a heartier meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
310 mg
310 %;
Total Carbohydrate
97 g
97 %
(Dietary Fiber
6 g
6 %
),
Protein
16 g
16 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
26%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
28%;
Exchanges:
6 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.