Protein Penne - can be served hot or cold
14 1⁄2 ouncesbox of Protein+ Penne (I used the Barilla brand)
1⁄4 cupOlive Oil
1 tablespoonMinced Garlic
2 tablespoonsbalsamic glaze
4large basil leaves (finely chopped)
1 cupGrape Tomatoes
- Boil the pasta according to package instructions. Drain, then stir in 1/4 cup olive oil.
- In a large saucepan, blister the tomatoes over medium heat, with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, and the chopped basil --- for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Press the tomatoes with a fork, and then stir in all of the tomato / glaze into the pasta.
- Serve hot or cold.
- Optional add-ins: basil paste and Morningstar italian crumbles.
Yields 6 Servings