PENNE PASTA WITH BROCCOLI & TOMATO SAUCE

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

My good friend Norma recently gave me a bag full of recipes that she has no use for. What a great friend! This luscious-sounding recipe came from there. Photo: Pillsbury.com

serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    (3-1/2 cups) uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 1/2 c
    broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 to 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can
    (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes with added puree, undrained
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil - or - 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
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How To Make

  • 1
    Cook penne pasta to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli during last 4 minutes of cooking time.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes and remaining ingredients; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    To serve, drain penne and broccoli; arrange on serving platter. Spoon sauce over top. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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