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Easy Cinnamon-Tomato Penne

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Easy Cinnamon-Tomato Penne
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Easy Cinnamon-Tomato Penne

A hint of cinnamon takes this marinara sauce to a whole new level!

Ingredients

12
ounces dried pasta
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped
6
cloves garlic, minced
1
(28 ounce) can Muir Glen™ crushed tomatoes with basil (with juice)
2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1
teaspoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup crumbled feta or Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions, then drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, while the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a separate large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Then stir in tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Heat until the sauce just begins to boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • 3 Serve the pasta with the sauce ladled on top, then sprinkle with crumbled feta or Parmesan cheese.
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Easy Cinnamon-Tomato Penne

As prepared by Gimme Some Oven,

Cinnamon is the secret weapon in this quick and easy pasta dish.


Looking for a fun twist on classic pasta marinara?

Try adding some cinnamon!

It may sound a little surprising, but this Greek twist on the classic recipe is always a crowd pleaser at my house!

Just add a hint of cinnamon, and sprinkle the pasta with feta, and this Easy Cinnamon-Tomato Penne recipe will be the rock star of your dinner table in no time.

Feel free to serve it as is, or add in some grilled chicken or shrimp for some extra protein.

Here’s the how to!

 

Pillsbury French Bread

This recipe pairs wonderfully with some warm French bread.  So for a homemade shortcut, try Pillsbury’s Artisan Whole Wheat French bread.  Pop it open…

 

Make slices in the French bread dough.

Lay out the dough on a greased baking sheet, and use your knife to cut in the classic lines along the top of the dough.

 

Bake the Pillsbury French bread loaf.

Then bake it and watch it rise to yummy perfection.

 

Saute veggies

While the bread is baking, bring water to boil and cook your pasta to al dente.  Then in a separate saucepan, heat your oil, and then saute your onion until translucent.  Add garlic and cook for an additional minute, then add in the remaining sauce ingredients.

 

Add tomatoes and bring sauce to a boil.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes.  Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

 

Cook pasta until al dente stage.

Then when your pasta is ready, ladle it onto your plates or serving dishes.

 

Top pasta with sauce and feta cheese.

Then top with the sauce, and sprinkle with some feta or Parmesan cheese.  Delish!



Ali loves music and fun food! Check out her great stuff at her blog site, Gimme Some Oven, and her Tablespoon profile -- and keep watching Quick Dish to see what colorful, nommy recipes she dreams up next!
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