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Pasta alla Formiana

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

Health MAY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 pasta)
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 297
  • Fat: 10.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 44g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 509mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg

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