Penne with Vegetables in Tomato-Basil Sauce

Fresh can be fast! Look for already-shredded carrots in the produce aisle, and chop the onion in a food processor using short pulses.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked penne pasta (6 oz)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup shredded carrot
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (or other variety), undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
small zucchini, thinly sliced (1 cup)
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook 5 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in zucchini and basil; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is desired consistency. Stir in parsley. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    650mg
    650%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    47g
    47%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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