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Acini di pepe [ah-CHEE-nee dee-PAY-pay] are tiny pasta rounds resembling peppercorns. Use ditalini (very short tube-shaped macaroni) or any other small pasta shape if you can't find acini di pepe in your supermarket. Serve with Asiago breadsticks.

Nancy Hughes
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2009

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prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

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  • Combine tomato and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add pasta to tomato mixture, tossing well to combine.

  • Asiago breadsticks: Combine 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese, 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl. Separate 1 (7-ounce) can refrigerated breadstick dough to form 8 sticks; roll each breadstick in cheese mixture. Bake according to package directions.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; fat 11.6g; saturated fat 4.7g; mono fat 5.3g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fiber 6.3g; cholesterol 21mg; iron 3.5mg; sodium 919mg; calcium 164mg.
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