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Penne with Fresh Tomato Herb Sauce

Per Serving

Penne with Fresh Tomato Herb Sauce

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce
Calories 280
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 9 g
Sugars 8 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 250 mg
Protein 10 g
Choices: Starch 2.5, Vegetable 3, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce
  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes (includes pasta cooking time)

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 leek, white part only, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 can (35 oz.) Roma tomatoes, smashed in their own juice
1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. whole-wheat penne pasta
1/2 cup chopped parsley
10 basil leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano
2 Tbsp. chopped black olives
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, leek, and celery and sauté for 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta until cooked al dente, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaf from the sauce. Add the parsley, basil, and oregano. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Add the olives.
  4. Drain the pasta, add the sauce, and toss gently. Top with Parmesan cheese.
 
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