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Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Toasted Pine Nuts & Capers - Dietitian's Choice Recipe
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Toasted Pine Nuts & Capers - Dietitian's Choice Recipe

Category: Main Dish | Serves: 4

(76 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 330
Protein: 13 g
Carbs: 42 g
Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 261 mg
Fiber: 7 g

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Pine Nuts, tomatoes, garlic and basil add a Mediterranean flair to this hearty pasta dish. It's rich and bold flavor will please your palate!
2 teaspoons olive oil
4-6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
2 16 ounce cans no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed
8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
Black pepper to taste
1 Cook pasta according to directions.
2 While pasta is cooking, add olive oil to heated nonstick pan. Saute garlic but don’t let burn. Add pine nuts and saute nuts until slightly browned.
3 Drain pasta and set aside.
4 Stir tomatoes, capers and basil into pine nut and garlic mixture. Then slowly stir in pasta while keeping mixture on low heat. Season to taste with black pepper.

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