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Healthy Vegetarian Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Healthy Vegetarian Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 8
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This one-pot version of the spicy Italian classic cooks the pasta in the sauce with shiitake mushrooms for even more earthy, delicious flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 8 oz sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons spicy harissa
  • 1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 cups water
  • 16 oz uncooked rigatoni pasta
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent. Add mushrooms; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until mushrooms are browned and liquid is evaporated. Add garlic, harissa and tomatoes; heat just to simmering. Stir in water; heat to boiling.
  • 2
    Add pasta; return to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness. Stir in olives. Top with basil and cheese. Serve immediately. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    For a different flavor, try oil-cured black olives in place of the kalamatas.
  • tip 2
    To make this dish vegan, sprinkle 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast over the dish in place of the Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

340 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 59g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
220mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
4g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This one-pot version of the spicy Italian classic cooks the pasta in the sauce with shiitake mushrooms for even more earthy, delicious flavor.
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