Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Penne with Vegetables in Tomato-Basil Sauce


2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 Tbs. olive or vegetable oil
1 med onion chopped
1 med carrot chopped
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 small unpeeled zucchini chopped
1 Tbs. chopped fresh or 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in 10 inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook onion and carrot in oil 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp tender. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cook 5 minutes. 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.

serves: 4

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