Top cooked penne pasta with jarred hot-and-spicy pasta sauce and fresh garden vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, mushrooms, and chopped sweet onion.  This easy pasta dish is a great choice for vegetarians.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2004

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
stand:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together dried tomatoes and 1/2 cup boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside.

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  • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  • Sauté onions and next 5 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chopped tomatoes.

  • Stir in pasta sauce, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; stir in basil and salt, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Newman's Own Fra Diavolo Sauce for hot-and-spicy pasta sauce.