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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.6
  • Total Fat: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.0 mg
  • Sodium: 242.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

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Whole Wheat Penne with Sun Dried tomatoes, Onion, Garlic and Olive Oil

Submitted by: E_JUST_E
Whole Wheat Penne with Sun Dried tomatoes, Onion, Garlic and Olive Oil

Introduction

A healthy and easy version of a Northern Italy Classic A healthy and easy version of a Northern Italy Classic
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 box of Hodson Mill Whole Wheat Penne (or any other brand)
    1/2 c chopped sun dried tomatoes
    1 c chopped Vidalia (or any other sweet) onions
    1/4 c minced Garlic
    2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use Greek; try to use the darkest green you can find)
    1 cut shredded low-fat (2%) Italian cheese mix (Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago)

Directions

Start a pot of water to boil for the pasta

Place olive oil in a large Chef's pan or wok under medium-low heat. Add the chopped tomatoes, onions and garlic. Mix and cook until the onion bubbles. Turn the hit to low, cover and stir occasionally. The key with this dish is to cook it as low as possible so the flavors of the sun-dried tomatoes, onion and garlic, infuse the olive oil, but they do not get crisp.

Cook the pasta, drain and add it to the mix. Increase the temperature to medium and stir fry enough so the pasta is evenly coated with the oil and the vegetables. Take the pan off the heat and add the cheese. Stir until evenly distributed on the pasta, cover and let it sit for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Serve.

This makes 6 serving of about a cup each. It heats as is on the microwave for a great next-day lunch. Feel free to add some shredded Parmesan or Asiago before you serve (but that it additional calories). You can add freshly ground pepper as well.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user E_JUST_E.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. Always a fave. - 7/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just made this for dinner with a couple of modifications based on previous comments and my family's preferences. Used less than 1/2 box of pasta (rotini since we didn't have penne) and added browned turkey kielbasa with a bit of red pepper flakes. Hubby had 2nds and even the the 4 yr old ate it! - 3/28/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this recipe was good, but not fantastic. The ratio of pasta to vegetables is too high for my tastes, and the flavor is slightly lackluster. Will enjoy eating my leftovers, though. :) - 3/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A great vegetarian option for dinner! - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing. Better than Olive Garden's Cappellini Pomodoro. I will be making this one again. - 7/31/09

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  • This skiller pasta and thanks for being so clear about TAKING your time to cook the onions and sun dried tomatoes. I dropped it oof to a firned for a surprise lunch since she loves sun dried tomatoes and she posted on facebook that i was an angel who brought her the msot delish lunch ever! thanks!! - 6/11/12

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  • Made this last night and was glad that I did. I added extra tomatoes and some other seasonings. Glad I did. I don' think that the flavor would have been enough with what the recipe called for. - 12/27/11

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  • This was delicious, but I had to double the sauce. - 5/22/11

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  • Absolutely delicious, and very flavorful! I had to make a few alterations to the recipe. I couldn't find sun dried tomatoes so I "baked" them in the oven with some vegetable oil and salt for an hour. turned out great anyway. Also didnt have olive oil so I used veggie oil. my new fav pasta :D - 2/14/11

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  • My husband and I loved this recipe. We added sliced green olives on top just before serving. We will make this again. - 7/11/10

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  • I love garlic and tomatoes. I look forward to trying this recipe tonight for dinner! - 2/18/10

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  • DH and I both really liked it but our boys not so much, nothing new there. I hope the boys will learn to like it because I will be serving it again! - 8/8/09

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  • My boyfriend made this for dinner as a surprise for me! Very delicious! - 7/31/09

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