9/20/13

Penne Rigate Bruchetta Pasta~Easy, Yummy & Good for you!

My kids absolutely love pasta (what Italian doesn't!) but they are picky about WHAT pasta it is, they are funny that way.  I have always served my family Whole Grain Pasta and that's what they like and are use to.

If we are at someone's house for dinner or a restaurant and they are served "white" pasta they will give me THE LOOK.  Every parent knows that I'm-not-gonna-eat-this-no-way look.  (Sigh)  I know that they think white pasta is mushy since whole grain pasta has a bit more "tooth" to it.

If you would like to know more about Whole Grain pasta and how good Whole Grains are for you visit Catelli's Whole Grain Corner.

Here's a quick, easy and healthy recipe from Catelli~Penne Rigate Bruschetta Pasta made with CATELLI® HEALTHY HARVEST® Whole Wheat Penne Rigate. 

 I'm actually excited to receive free product coupons and share this recipe with you because we have a lot fresh tomatoes and basil in our garden and eat this twice a week in the summer!

Some mention-worthy additions:
  • Chopped leftover grilled chicken
  • Green onions(we always have lots in the garden)
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Shaved Parmesan or crumbled feta cheese(cheese make everything better!)

Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Penne Rigate Bruschetta Pasta

Preparation Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.

Penne Rigate Bruschetta Pasta

Ingredients

1 pkg (375 g)CATELLI® HEALTHY HARVEST® Whole Wheat Penne Rigate
1/2 cup (125 ml)chopped sweet or white onion
1 cup (250 ml)loosely packed, chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup (125 ml)loosely packed, chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 tbsp (15 ml)sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar (I have also used red wine vinegar)
1/2 tsp (2 ml)each salt and pepper
4cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups (625 ml)chopped, ripe, on-the-vine tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 ml)extra virgin olive oil
  
Instructions
1
Toss the tomatoes with the onion, basil, parsley, vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic. Let stand for at least 10 minutes.
2
Cook the penne according to package directions. Drain well and toss with the reserved bruschetta mixture.
3
Toss mixture with olive oil and adjust seasonings before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip
Use very ripe, in season tomatoes for the best flavour.
 

Disclosure: Thia post is sponsored by Catelli Pasta.  As always, the opinions on this blog are my own.

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