This pasta recipe is very simple and easy to put together on a weeknight. It also can go with a variety of other foods. I recommend pairing it with the Parmesan Chicken Bites. To serve as a vegetarian main dish and increase the protein by 7 grams, sprinkle 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) of your favorite Italian cheese on top of each serving.
6 ounces (about 2 cups) whole grain or high fiber penne pasta, uncooked
1 tablespoon light olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (can also sub crushed red pepper if you like a spicier sauce)
1/4 cup cooking liquid from pasta
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: about 1 cup (5.5 ounces)
Allergen Info: contains wheat
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