Pasta with Tomatoes, Capers and Breadcrumbs Recipe

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Submitted by sbemore

Makes 4 servings



Recipes for Health Pasta With Tomatoes, Capers, Olives and Breadcrumbs

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Tomatoes, Capers and Breadcrumbs

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, 2 sliced, 1 minced
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
14 ounce tomatoes, chopped with juice
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped (2 ounces)
1 Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 pound whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated (optional)

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Tomatoes, Capers and Breadcrumbs

  1. Begin heating a large pot of water for the pasta. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the sliced garlic over medium-low heat in a medium saucepan or skillet.

  2. Cook, stirring often, until the garlic turns golden, about two minutes. Do not let it take on any more color than this.

  3. Remove the garlic slices with a slotted spoon and discard, then add the bread crumbs to the pan.

  4. Turn the heat to medium, and cook, stirring, until the bread crumbs are crisp.

  5. Remove from the heat, and set aside.

  6. Return the pan to medium heat, and add the remaining olive oil, the red pepper flakes and the minced garlic.

  7. Cook for about 30 seconds until the garlic smells fragrant, and add the tomatoes, capers and olives. Bring to a simmer, and simmer until the tomatoes have cooked down and smell fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Season with salt and pepper.

  9. When the water comes to a boil, salt generously and add the spaghetti.

  10. Cook al dente, following the cooking recommendations on the package but checking about a minute before the suggested time.

  11. Drain, and toss with the tomato sauce.

  12. Sprinkle the bread crumbs and parsley on top, toss again briefly and serve, passing the Parmesan at the table.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
319
Calories from Fat
137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.2g
23%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
479mg
20%
Potassium
342mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
10.1g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in selenium
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