Monday, September 22, 2014

Penne With Fresh Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

By: The Food Hunter

There's no excuse for not eating healthy and homemade when there's recipes like this one around. Penne with Fresh Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts is big on flavor and short on time, taking less than 30 minutes to put together. Your weeknight dinner options will never be the same!



Penne With Fresh Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts
(printable recipe)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cans artichoke hearts, quartered
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 pound penne pasta
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
Parmesan cheese for serving

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir the penne into the boiling water. Cover the pot and return to boiling, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender but firm. This usually takes about 12 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil, crushed red pepper and garlic over medium heat. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant. Add artichoke hearts. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of pasta water and tomatoes; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat until pasta is ready.

When ready drain pasta and add to skillet with vegetables. Return skillet to low heat and basil; toss to coat. Season with salt and a splash of olive oil.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

32 comments:

  1. Don't you just love a fresh-tasting, easy-to-prepare pasta dish? And we have to take advantage of the last of the sun-ripened tomatoes while we can! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. What a gorgeous dish! My favorite vegetable is okra. I don't know what I would do if I lived in a state where it did not get hot enough to grow okra! Thanks for the recipe and opportunity!

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  3. I love spinach.I just bought rainbow carrots and the kids are excited to try them.

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  4. Followed on Instagram under Momknowsbest15

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  6. Fresh ingredients and tasty looking! Perfect pasta dish!

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  7. I love the use of fresh tomatoes to make this recipe really sing!

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  8. It's hard to pick just one, but I'm gonna go with spinach!

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  9. Hmmm, I think cucumbers are my favorite!

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  10. Wonderful. Light and fresh, doesn't get much better than that.

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  11. So simple yet so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway as well!

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  12. My very favorite veggie is butternut squash!

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  13. This looks positively delicious Theresa!!

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  14. This looks so easy to just throw together and have a delicious healthy meal in no time!

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  15. I would have to say that it is artichoke. Absolutely love it! shaunie - rafflecopter

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  16. Following on instagram - shaunie on rafflecopter

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  17. Mushrooms are probably my favorite.

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  18. I love green peppers. Following on Instagram!

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  19. I love Brussels sprouts. But it's hard to pick one favorite!

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  20. Eggplant, I've been crazy for it lately!
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  21. Enticing photo! Will give this recipe a try. Thx!

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  22. If I had to name just one it would be sweet corn. So awesome during the summer when it is fresh from a local field, but still really good the rest of the year when using frozen corn.

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  23. My fav is artichoke, grilled. The next is moringa oliefera. We have about 6 veggie trees, and they produce salads, protein beans, and compost. Not a bad thing.

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  24. I love broccoli and incorporate it into as many dishes as possible!

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