Penne Pasta in Fresh Herb Sauce


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Penne Pasta in Fresh Herb Sauce
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Here's Mediterranean-style eating at its very best, a recipe full of super-nutritious veggies and herbs. Our Penne Pasta in Fresh Herb Sauce is a tasty alternative to the white-flour, oil-drenched, salt-packed entrees that dominate most Italian restaurant menus in the U.S.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4people 45minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 45minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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  1. * To roast shallots and garlic cloves, put them on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in 450-degree F oven, shaking the pan occasionally until they are browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. ** To roast eggplant, slice eggplant in half, and roast on nonstick baking sheet, cut-side down, in 450-degree F oven until softened but not browned, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta in a big pot of boiling water till al dente (firm, not soft).
  4. While pasta is boiling, saute in a large hot nonstick skillet zucchinis, bell peppers, shallots, and pureed garlic and onion till zucchini and peppers are slightly softened, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. When both pasta and vegetables are cooked, combine in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

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