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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 414.5
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.2 mg
  • Sodium: 540.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 56.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

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Balsamic Veggies and Pasta

Submitted by: KARAOKEKITTY

Introduction

A hearty vegetarian alternative A hearty vegetarian alternative
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    16 oz. Barilla Pasta Plus Penne
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 red onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    6 Italian tomatoes, diced
    1/4 cup pine nuts
    4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1/2 tsp dried basil, or 2 T fresh basil, chopped
    6 oz. feta, crumbled
    1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
    1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste

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Directions

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

Prepare sauce while pasta cooks (whole wheat past a usually takes about 15 minutes to cook). In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic to oil. Saute until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to pan. Add salt and pepper to taste (fresh ground pepper is best if you have it). Reduced heat to medium. Add pine nuts and 1/2 cup water, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Add 4 oz of feta to sauce, stir. Stir in basil at the last minute.

Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Return pasta to large pot. Add hot sauce to pasta and mix well. If a looser sauce is desired, add reserved pasta water as needed (I usually add the whole cup of pasta water). If want a little more zing, add extra balsamic vinegar. Toss pasta and sauce well before serving.

To serve, top each serving with remaining crumbled feta. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PERR0025.






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  • Yummy! I didn't have any pinenuts so I used slivered almonds. I don't do dairy so I did not use the feta. Thanks for the recipe. :) - 8/20/08

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  • This is a great combination of tastes. Nothing was to strong to overpower the others. Loved it! - 1/24/08

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  • Yummy and easy to make - 9/1/07

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  • This was awesome! I used what I had on hand so I didn't put the tomatoes, onions, or basil in. I used olive oil spray instead of olive oil and added spinach and mushrooms. The garlic and balsamic flavors are great! - 8/8/07

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