Mostaccioli Marinara With Basil

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PaulaG

This is a perfect, light pasta dish for 2 people. Serve with a side salad and french bread.

Top Review by Sarah_Jayne

This was very easy to make and had a very fresh taste that I enjoyed. I used penne because it was what I had to hand and I also used canned tomatoes instead of fresh. I doubled the recipe to feed out hungry tummies and that worked out great too. For dietary reasons, I skipped the oil and used a non-fat cooking spray and splashes of water to 'fry' the onions and I also used splenda instead of sugar with no issues at all. Made for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Position knife blade in food processor, add tomatoes.
  3. Pulse 3 to 4 times or until amost smooth, set aside.
  4. Coat a medium skillet with non-stick cooking spray, add oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot.
  5. Add the onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add tomatoes, sugar, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
  8. Stir in parlsey and basil.
  9. Serve sauce over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.

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