People are getting more and more conscious about their fitness to stay healthy and live a happier life. In this context they tend to leave junk food and try to eat healthy. In this struggle pasta is one of the food items that you choose to avoid while eating healthy. It is a bit more difficult for food lovers as pasta is one of the most delicious of the foods. But have no fear because there is a number of pasta dishes that can be made in a healthy way, which will not only satisfy your taste buds but will also keep you healthy and guilt-free.
I have been searching for such pasta recipes and come across some delicious yet healthy pasta dishes that you will also love to eat. Some of them are:
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12 oz. penne
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic (mince them)
2 tbsp. tomato paste
5 c. chopped plum tomatoes
1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. halved kalamata olives
1/4 c. capers, (rinse them)
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. chopped anchovies (optional)
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Cook penne pasta in salted boiling water as per the directions on the packet. On the other side heat oil in a skillet and cook garlic in it till it you smell fragrance and then cook it for one more minute. Pour tomato paste into it and stir it until it coats the skillet base. Then add tomatoes and simmer them for 10-12 minutes till they turn saucy.
Add the olives, capers, red pepper flakes, parsley and anchovies (optional) and stir tem thoroughly. After that, simmer them for 5 minutes. In the end add penne into it and stir them until they are mixed with others completely. Garnish the dish with parmesan to get it ready for serving.
Note: It can be served to 4 persons and takes total 30 minutes to cook.