Tomato Pine-nut Pasta

Great with roasted chicken or other meaty main dishes, this recipe for hearty Tomato Pine-nut Pasta is chock-full of flavor.

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by Domenico TavanoJune 26, 2012
Tomato Pine-nut Pasta. Photo by Stephanie Staton (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Stephanie Staton

Tasty Tomatoes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4 medium-sized tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta, cooked
  • 3 T. toasted pine nuts
  • 6 T. grated¬†Parmesan cheese
  • 6 tsp.¬†basil pesto
       

Preparation
In medium-sized skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; stir for 30 seconds. Add sun-dried tomatoes, bell pepper, fresh tomatoes and salt. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Add cooked pasta and pine nuts, and stir to coat well.

Divide pasta mixture among plates, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish each plate 1 teaspoon of pesto, and serve.

Excerpt from Tasty Tomatoes, part of the Popular Gardening Series, with permission from its publisher, BowTie, Inc. Purchase Tasty Tomatoes here.

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