Whole Wheat Pasta With Tomatoes And Veggies


Thursday, June 21st 2012, 9:04 am
By: News On 6


Ingredients

4 ounces whole wheat pasta

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup water or low-sodium vegetable broth

1/4 cup chopped carrots

1/4 cup chopped celery

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup finely chopped Swiss chard or kale

1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, about 1 3/4 cups

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Nutritional yeast (optional)

Method

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/4 cup pasta cooking water.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes or until beginning to stick to pan. Add water, carrots, celery, garlic and Swiss chard and cook 5 minutes or vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes, basil, thyme and red pepper. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are very tender and sauce is thickened. Stir in reserved pasta cooking water and heat through, then stir in pasta. Serve with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, if using.

Nutrition

Per serving: 280 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 59g total carbohydrate (10g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 10g protein

Makes 2 servings