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Spicy Pasta

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This is a variant of the Puttanesca recipe- the name of this healthy pasta dish originated in Naples after the local women of the night.
  Tomatoes/Use two 28-ounce canned tomatoes, drained and crushed 6 Cup (96 tbs), boiled, peeled and crushed
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Dried red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon
  Capers 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, drained, rinsed
  Black olives 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Fresh basil leaves 2 Tablespoon, minced
  Penne pasta 1 Pound (Dried)
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated

1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, red pepper flakes, capers, olives, garlic and basil. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

2. Cook the pasta in rapidly boiling water until al dente. Drain well.

3. Toss the hot pasta with the tomato mixture. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1220 Calories from Fat 235

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g40.9%

Saturated Fat 7.4 g37.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 25.5 mg8.5%

Sodium 899.4 mg37.5%

Total Carbohydrates 193 g64.5%

Dietary Fiber 16 g64%

Sugars 23.4 g

Protein 48 g96.5%

Vitamin A 115.8% Vitamin C 132.6%

Calcium 58.1% Iron 36.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Pasta Recipe