Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes)


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Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes)


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Farfalle (bow-shaped pasta) tossed in a tomato basil sauce makes a quick and delicious snack to kids. You may use any other pasta if the bow shaped one is not available. The time taken to cook will differ with the different shapes and sizes of the paste.

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Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes) recipe - How to make Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

3/4 cup farfalle (bow-shaped pasta)
1 tsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3 large garlic (lehsun) cloves , finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped celery
6 tomatoes
1 tsp basil or
1 tbsp fresh cream
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and to taste
Method
    Main procedure
  1. Make a criss cross slit on each tomato and place in a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  2. Place them in a bowl of cold water and keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Peel and quarter the tomatoes into 6 to 8 pieces. Remove and discard the seeds and keep the tomatoes aside.
  4. In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, heat 1½ cups of water for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon oil and the pasta and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring once in between.
  6. Drain and pour cold water over the pasta to arrest cooking. Drain and keep aside.
  7. Add the tomatoes and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  8. Add the basil, salt, pepper and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
  9. Add the cream and sugar and mix well.
  10. Just before serving, add the pasta mix well and microwave on high for 1 more minute.
  11. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Garlic Bread, Baked Garlic Bread 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy145 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates18.4 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat6.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A504.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.6 mg
Vitamin C34.4 mg
Folic Acid37.1 mcg
Calcium74.9 mg
Iron1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium17.4 mg
Potassium199.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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