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"Good For Ya" Penne Pasta


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Serves Makes 4 servings | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

1 tsp. olive oil
2 to 3 Tbsp. finely diced onion
1 garlic clove minced
1/8 tsp. dried basil (or to taste)
1/8 tsp. dried oregano (or to taste)
1/8 tsp. dried thyme (or to taste)
crushed red pepper optional
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 cup canned, crushed tomatoes no salt added
1/2 bay leaf
4 oz. dry penne pasta whole wheat, as available


Coat a meduim saucepan with cooking spray over medium flame. Add olive oil, onion, and garlic; saute until the onion begins to soften.


Add basil, oregano, thyme, and crushed red pepper as desired. Stir to coat.


Add tomato paste and stir, cooking, for about 1 minute.


Finally, stir in crushed tomamtoes and bay leaf. Simmer for at least 20 minutes. If needed (if sauce tastes too acidic), add 1 tsp. sugar and simmer again for a few minutes.


While sauce is cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package directions (about 8 to 10 minutes). Draing pasta well.


Divide cooked pasta among four dishes. Top with sauce, about 1/4 cup each.


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