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Pasta alla Formiana

Photo: Amy Neunsinger
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 pasta)
Pasta alla Formiana is a quick and very simple dish that you can make with ingredients that you can find at the grocery store.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) mezze penne or other small pasta
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Nutrition Information

  • calories 297
  • fat 10.7 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 44 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 509 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In food processor, blend crushed tomatoes and juice, chicken broth, and garlic. Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in uncooked pasta, 3 tablespoons olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  3. Line bottom and sides of the baking dish with one-half to two-thirds of the tomato slices; pour in pasta mixture. Arrange remaining tomatoes on top. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.

  4. Put dish on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 30 minutes, or until tomatoes are slightly crispy and pasta is cooked. Cool 5 minutes.

Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. Copyright 2012 by Giada De Laurentiis. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.