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
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.