Quinoa Penne with Savory Tomato-Basil Sauce
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8-10 minutes Servings: 6
12 ounces (about 5 cups) uncooked quinoa penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup oil-packed sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 jar (24 ounces) RAGÚ Simply Chunky Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce
1 1/4 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves, chopped, divided
Cook pasta as directed on package.
In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add shallots; cook 5-7 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add garlic, tomatoes and paprika; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in sauce and basil, reserving small amount of basil for garnish.
Drain pasta; add to sauce mixture. Mix well. Cook 1-2 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with reserved basil before serving.
Tip: For extra protein, add 1 pound sliced, grilled chicken when stirring in pasta.