Olive oil spray

1 Pint cherry tomatoes, washed, stems removed

8 Ounces whole-wheat spiral pasta or whole-wheat macaroni

2 Tsp. olive oil

2 Cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2-4 Tbsp.grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray.  Cut tomatoes in half. Place tomatoes on a prepared pan, cut side up.  Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and shriveled.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and cover with foil to keep warm.  In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook 2 minutes.  Add roasted tomatoes and cook 1 minute.  Add pasta and cook 1 minute to heat through.  Remove from heat and stir in basil.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Transfer pasta mixture to individual plates and top with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts: Servings 6. Serving size 1 cup: 164 calories; 3 grams fat; 31 mg. sodium; 31 grams carbohydrates; 7 grams protein; 4 grams dietary fiber.


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