Rigatoni and Tomatoes

Tired of potatoes? Whether served slightly warm or chilled, this tempting pasta, tossed with a mixture of basil, garlic, capers and tomatoes and topped with Parmesan, is sure to wake up your taste buds!

  • Prep Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

3
medium tomatoes, chopped (2 1/4 cups)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons capers, drained
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
3
cups uncooked rigatoni
1/4
cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 Mix all ingredients except rigatoni and cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Cook and drain rigatoni as directed on package. Immediately toss rigatoni and tomato mixture. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Capers, the pickled flower buds of a shrub native to the Mediterranean, have a pungent flavor and are used to flavor sauces, condiments and a variety of dishes.

You can use 3 cups of penne pasta instead of the rigatoni.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9 g
9 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
360 mg
360 %;
Total Carbohydrate
48 g
48 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.