Bowties with Tomato-Pepper Sauce


  • 8 oz. (½ pound) whole wheat bowties or penne
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups (3 large) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup fat-free half-and-half
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


  1. In a large pot, cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat.
  4. Add the garlic and onion and cook until the onion is soft, adding a little water to the skillet if the mixture seems dry.
  5. Add the bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  6. Stir in the tomatoes.
  7. Remove from the heat and let cool for 1 or 2 minutes.
  8. Return the skillet to the heat.
  9. Gradually stir in the half-and-half, Parmesan, and black pepper.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and cook until heated through.
  11. Serve over the pasta.

Yields: 4 servings

Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 371
Total Fat: 10.9 g
Protein: 11 g
Cholesterol: 4 mg
Sodium: 108 mg

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