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Active time
18 minutes
4 servings

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 carrot, diced

1 rib celery, diced 

1 onion, chopped

1 leek, diced

1 clove garlic

4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced

Salt to taste

1 dried hot red pepper, diced

1 box (12 ¼ ounces) penne piccolini
 (or any whole grain pasta)

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the vegetables for several minutes, until tender. Add the tomatoes and season with salt and red pepper.
  2. Continue cooking for 10 minutes over low heat. Season with salt and set aside, keeping the sauce warm.
  3. In the meantime, boil the pasta in plenty of salted water according to package directions.
  4. Drain and toss with the prepared sauce and the remaining oil.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Barilla


Cal: 417
Fat: 8g
Sodium: 30mg
Carb: 75g
Protein: 12g

Yield: 4 servings

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