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Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta

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Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 30 mins

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Arugula is a spicy little green that gives this fresh tomato pasta a peppery bite. For a more mellow flavor use spinach instead of arugula.

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups dried ziti or mostaccioli (8 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 -6 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups arugula and/or spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot olive oil over medium heat until onion is tender. Add tomato, salt, black pepper, and, if desired, red pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 2 minutes or until the tomato is warm and release some of its juices. Stir in arugula and/or spinach; heat just until greens are wilted.
  3. To serve, top pasta with tomato mixture; sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Variation

  • Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta with Chicken: Prepare as above but stir 2 cups chopped deli roasted chicken into tomato mixture along with arugula.
  • Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta with Chicken: Per 1-1/2 cups: 495 cal., 17 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 69 mg chol., 53 g carbo., 4 g fiber, 34 g pro.
  • Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta with Chicken: Daily Values: 34% vit. A, 36% vit. C, 12% calcium, 23% iron
  • Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta with Chicken: Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 3 Starch, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

(Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 157, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 424, Vegetables () 2, calcium (mg) 111, Potassium (mg) 540, iron (mg) 3, cal. (kcal) 362, pro. (g) 13, carb. (g) 53, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 6, sat. fat (g) 3, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 6, Starch () 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Fat () 1, Niacin (mg) 4, High-Fat Meat () 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 1, vit. C (mg) 21, vit. A (IU) 1603

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