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Penne with Toasted Breadcrumbs and Herbs

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 9 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (16-ounce) package penne (short tubular pasta), uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free Parmesan dressing
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 129
  • caloriesfromfat 13 %
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 5.1 g
  • carbohydrate 22.4 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 191 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. While pasta cooks, melt margarine in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley and rosemary. Set aside.

  3. Add Parmesan dressing to pasta; toss gently. Add breadcrumb mixture and cheese; toss gently. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook