Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a perfect, light pasta dish for 2 people. Serve with a side salad and french bread.
- 1 1⁄2 cups mostaccioli pasta, uncooked (4 oz) or 1 1⁄2 cups penne (4 oz)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes, undrained
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup diced onion
- 1 -2 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese or 2 tablespoons romano cheese
- Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
- Position knife blade in food processor, add tomatoes.
- Pulse 3 to 4 times or until amost smooth, set aside.
- Coat a medium skillet with non-stick cooking spray, add oil, and place over medium-high heat until hot.
- Add the onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender.
- Add tomatoes, sugar, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer uncovered 10 minutes.
- Stir in parlsey and basil.
- Serve sauce over pasta; sprinkle with cheese.
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.
Excellent recipe! I don't have a food processor so just crushed the tomatoes by hand. Used 2 cloves of garlic. Will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
Thank you for your great, quick pasta recipe! We will make again. Unfortunately I used diced toms. with skins on, so it kinda ruined the texture for us. I think next time too, I'll add a tiny bit more olive oil and 1/2 tsp less basil. All in all a good pasta. it's a keeper!