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Pasta Mia

What you need: 

1 lb (uncooked) pasta, such as shells, rigatoni etc
1tablespoon Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 sun dried tomatoes (NOT oil-packed) diced
1 can garbanzo beans
1 lg portabello mushroom, diced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Fresh chopped basil

What you do: 

Bring large pot of water to boil and cook pasta till al dente.
Meanwhile, dice sun-dried tomatoes into small bits. (I use kitchen shears) and cover with about 1/4 c. boiling water.
Heat olive oil in small pan and add garlic. Saute garlic. Do NOT let brown. Add mushrooms and saute minute more. Add re-hydrated tomatoes, including the soaking water. Rinse garbanzo beans and add to mixture. Simmer lightly till pasta is finishe'd cooking.
When pasta is done, drain well and toss with mixture. Add pepper flakes and basil. Enjoy!
(sometimes I add some chopped kale or spinach right at the end. Gives a nice bit of color and more vitamins!)
Dont know the nutritional facts, but this is very low in fat.

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
5

SO HOW'D IT GO?

For the amount of sauce that this makes, I think I'll only use a quarter of a pound of pasta next time.  I ended up adding a lot of olive oil so the pasta wouldn't be too dry.  I'll also take the advice to add a bunch of spinach next time to make it colorful.

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