Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I know I dont have to say it twice...but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pasta!! I am obsessed with the restaurant Brio's, Pasta Fra I wanted to make a similar dish. This turned out very tasty, but it is not as creamy as Brio's. Maybe next time I will incorporate some heavy cream & mix in. This is from a weight watchers recipe so it is low in fat too!

~2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
~1 onion, chopped
~3 garlic cloves, minced (I used more)
~1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
~3 tbsp tomato paste (I also used an additional tbsp. of sundried tomato pesto)
~2 tbsp dry red wine
~1/2 tsp sugar
~1/4 tsp salt (I used sea salt)
~1/4 - 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (start w/ 1/4 tsp then add more to taste)
~1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (I used less dried)
~1/2 lb penne (I used Barilla Plus Penne)

In saucepan, heat evoo. Add garlic and onion and cook until golden, approx 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes, paste, wine, sugar, salt and red pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until flavors blend and sauce is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Stir in parsley. Meanwhile cook chicken in evoo over med heat until cooked thru; add chicken to sauce.
Meanwhile, cook penne according to directions; add penne to sauce & mix well; serve hot.


  1. Another delicious looking recipe! I'm going to give this one a try too.

  2. Hi - I was searching for Brio's recipe for this and found it! Thought I would share:

    The nutritional info is on there too, you might not wanna read that part!