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Penne with Spicy Sauce

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Penne with Spicy Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Perk up pasta with a homemade double tomato sauce. You can do it in just 30 minutes!
Updated Jul 21, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz) penne pasta
  • 1 can (28 oz) Italian-style peeled whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (from 6-oz can)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, place tomatoes with juice. Cover; process until coarsely chopped.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook garlic, red pepper flakes and parsley in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until garlic just begins to turn golden. Stir in chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  • 3
    Add pasta and 1/4 cup of the cheese to mixture in skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, tossing gently, until pasta is evenly coated. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Add sliced pepperoni with the chopped tomatoes in step 2 for a meaty version.
  • tip 2
    Try this to keep extra tomato paste fresh. Scoop tablespoon-size dollops onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper; freeze until firm. Place in a freezer container or resealable freezer plastic bag. Defrost and use as needed.

Nutrition

400 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 15g Protein, 66g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
5g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
4 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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