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Whole-Wheat Bow Tie Pasta With Puttanesca Sauce

Whole-Wheat Bow Tie Pasta With Puttanesca Sauce
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  • 8 oz whole-wheat bow tie pasta (farfalle)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ C onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 5 cloves)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne peppe
  • 2 tsp anchovy paste (optional)
  • 1 can (35 oz) no-salt-added whole peeled tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Capers
  • 8 pitted black olives, each sliced lengthwise into 6 pieces
  • 4 fresh parsley sprigs, rinsed and dried (optional)



1 In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.
2 Add pasta, and cook according to package directions for the shortest recommended time, about 10 minutes. Drain.
3 Meanwhile, in a large nonstick pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until onion begins to soften.
4 Add garlic, cayenne pepper, and anchovy paste. Cook and stir another 5 minutes.
5 Add chopped tomatoes, capers, and olives. Cook and stir until heated through.
6 Divide pasta among four dinner plates (about 1½ cups each). Spoon sauce over pasta. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Source: NHLBI