With a few pantry staples and fresh, ripe tomatoes, you can have this meal on the table in just 35 minutes. (Serves 6)

Garlicky Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

February 21, 2008
Credit: Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard

Garlicky Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Broccoli rabe: Broccoli rabe: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup chopped shallots, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 minced garlic cloves; cook 4 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 11/2 pounds broccoli rabe; cook 1 minute. Add 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth; cover and cook 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Fresh berries


1. While pasta cooks:
• Chop tomatoes, garlic, and shallots
• Clean berries
• Grate cheese

2. While broccoli rabe cooks:
• Chop basil
• Toss pasta

QUICK TIP: To remove garlic peels, place the clove on a flat surface, and crush with the blunt side of a chef's knife.