Penne Pasta Pomodoro

By Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Tomatoes are infused with Italian flavors in this ethnic dish that is a snap to prepare.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
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3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 medium garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
12 Italian plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta
10 basil leaves, torn by hand into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil and sauté garlic until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add plum tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer sauce for 5 minutes; do not overcook the tomatoes. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions. Spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with parsley and basil.

Each serving provides:  An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and fiber, and a good source of potassium. 

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    369
  • Carbohydrates:    62g
  • Total Fat:    9.0g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.9g
  • Dietary Fiber:    8g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    20%
  • Sodium:    70 mg
  • Protein:    11g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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