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It’s good, healthful
and easy to make
3 medium garlic cloves, divided 1/2 teaspoon McCormick* crushed
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided red pepper
WHAT’S SO PERFECT about pasta? Where to begin ... 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup white wine
For starters, pasta serves as an excellent 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt
complement to so many other foods, whether they be in juice, chopped 1 pound Garofalo* penne rigate
garden-fresh sauces, fish, meat or poultry, cheese or 1 McCormick* bay leaf pasta, cooked according to
even just a sprinkling of spices and extra virgin olive oil. 1 tablespoon McCormick* Gourmet package directions
Then there’s nutritional value. Pasta is a good Collection Organic parsley Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
source of complex carbohydrates (the “good” carbs), flakes, plus more for garnish (optional)
as well as B vitamins, iron and niacin. A half-cup 1 tablespoon McCormick Gourmet
serving of cooked spaghetti contains just 99 Collection Organic basil leaves,
calories and barely any fat or sodium. plus more for garnish
Last, consider price (low) and preparation (very 1. Chop 1 garlic clove. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 3-quart saucepan over
easy), and the picture becomes clear: Pasta tastes medium heat. Add chopped garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
great, and can be part of a healthful diet. 2. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes in juice
Find out for yourself. This recipe appeared in and bay leaf; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Creative Cooking The Costco Way, our latest cook- 3. Meanwhile, thinly slice remaining 2 garlic cloves. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in
book. An electronic version of the cookbook can be a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until
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—Tim Talevich 4. Add parsley, basil and crushed red pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Add wine
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and boil for 30 seconds. Stir into the tomato mixture; add salt and simmer
for 4 to 5 minutes.
5. Toss sauce with hot pasta in a large serving bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Serve with Parmesan and garnish with additional
parsley and basil, if desired. Makes 4 servings.