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Simple Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Penne pasta in a rich tomato and basil sauce is served with more fresh basil and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese."
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10 m servings 284 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Pour whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter). Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta. Turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).
  2. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until 3/4 of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add olive oil and sauce to skillet and continue to cook for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and stir in basil, cheese and salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 284 calories; 7.6 g fat; 45.2 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 6 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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