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Vegetable Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes
Satisfying and robust in flavor this vegetable-filled all-in-one dinner needs only crusty bread and a beverage to complete the menu.
  • 3 Medium Zucchini, washed and ends removed
  • 1 Medium Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Leaf Basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 cups Prepared No-fat Pasta Sauce
  • 1 cup Chopped Fresh Tomatoes
  • 8 ounces Dried Pasta, shape of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley or Basil, chopped
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated (optional)

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  1. Cut zucchini in quarters lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Place zucchini onion garlic and olive oil with seasonings in large deep skillet and sauté over medium heat until soft.
  2. Stir often. Add prepared sauce mix well and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes and allow to heat thoroughly.
  4. In a separate pot cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well and place in large serving bowl. Add sauce and mix gently.
  5. Top with the reserved 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes and chopped herbs. Serve hot.
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Notes: An excellent source of vitamin A vitamin C folate and fiber and a good source of calcium magnesium and potassium.