This classic Roman pasta dish gets a jolt from crushed red pepper and garlic-infused oil.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1997


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25 mins


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  • Cook penne (or ziti) in boiling salted water until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until garlic is browned, about 2 minutes. Remove and discard garlic. Add tomatoes, mashing them into the flavored oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt.

  • Drain pasta and add to sauce. Toss over high heat until hot. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add cheese and parsley and divide between 2 warmed plates. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 14.5g; carbohydrates 70.8g; dietary fiber 9.8g; sugars 7.1g; fat 12g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 6.6mg; vitamin a iu 884IU; vitamin c 13.1mg; folate 3.3mcg; calcium 193mg; iron 4.4mg; magnesium 2.7mg; potassium 644.9mg; sodium 532.9mg.

4 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat