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    Penne With Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

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    anonymous23's Note:

    I found the basis for this recipe in a magazine somewhere. This is not a saucy dish, but it's healthy and yummy. Though the recipe calls for just a few basic ingredients, I've added veggies (mushrooms, broccoli) and chicken (Schwan's pre-cooked fajita chicken is really good in this--just thaw it out and throw it in!) to make it a full meal. It's easiest to cut everything up while the pasta water heats.

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    1. 1
      Heat water for pasta.
    2. 2
      Heat olive oil in large skillet and saute garlic for a minute or so.
    3. 3
      Add tomatoes, salt & pepper.
    4. 4
      Start cooking the pasta now.
    5. 5
      Cook tomatoes over medium heat for ~7 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add basil. (If you're adding additional ingredients, do so here.) Simmer 3-5 minutes (or until your veggies are as tender as you want them).
    7. 7
      **I've found that adding a little bit of pasta water to tomato mixture before you drain the penne really evens out the dish.
    8. 8
      Toss tomato mixture and parmesan with pasta. Serve with fresh Italian or French bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2007


      This was really easy and delicious. As suggested, it is very adaptable to whatever vegetables you have on hand. I made it with eggplant, tomato, fresh basil, green pepper, garlic, and capers. Wonderful! Serve this with some bread, a salad, and a glass of wine, and you've got a fine meal. Made for PAC Fall 2007.

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 417.8
    Calories from Fat 101
    Total Fat 11.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 20.9 mg
    Sodium 197.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 68.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.0 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 14.9 g

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