Pasta alla Formiana

Photo: Amy Neunsinger
Pasta alla Formiana is a quick and very simple dish that you can make with ingredients that you can find at the grocery store.


Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 pasta)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.