Pasta for Grown-ups (and Kids)

Number of Servings: 4 (227 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 20 min.

This pasta recipe makes a simple and satisfying dish for the whole family. You can keep it basic for the kids or add a little crushed chili pepper to spice it up for the grownups.


  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2¼ cups tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the garlic in olive oil over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes. Do not let it brown. Turn off heat and add the tomatoes and salt to the pan.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain, and pour over tomato and oil mixture. Add basil and toss to evenly coat the pasta.
  4. Top with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 227 g

Amount per serving
Calories 505
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 79g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 42.9mg 4%
Iron 4.2mg 20%
Potassium 510mg 10%
Vitamin A 49.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 15.1mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin K 23.2mcg 20%
Thiamin 1.1mg 90%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 12.3mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 460.4mcg 115%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 5.2mcg 15%
Chloride 60.8mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 243.6mg 20%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 73.5mg 20%
Zinc 1.8mg 20%
Selenium 72mcg 130%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.2mg 50%
Chromium 0.7mcg 2%
Molybdenum 5.1mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Penne (semolina (wheat), Durum Flour (wheat), Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (iron), Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Basil, Garlic, Salt.

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