Mediterranean Harvest Pasta

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"This unique tomato sauce combines the best of the Mediterranean - including roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, and kalamata olives - into a sweet, tangy sauce perfect for breezy summer nights."
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35 m servings 392 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 64.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 422 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Stir the tomatoes, olives, red pepper, garlic, vinegar, sugar, olive oil, oregano, and black pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the penne, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Once the tomato sauce is ready, pour into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the sauce moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree until smooth, then return to the pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the sauce right in the cooking pot. Stir in the burger crumbles, and simmer until hot. Pour the sauce over the cooked penne to serve.


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I tweaked the ingredients to fit my family's preferences, which worked fine. However, following reviewers' suggestions to leave the sauce chunky did not work for me. I ended up with chunks of ...

I also left out the blender and served the sauce chunky. Simple, yummy, and light.

This pasta dish was good but I would use about 1/2 the required amount of olives. They ended up over-powering the dish. I substituted chicken for the beggie crumbles and it was a nice combo.

This was simply wonderful!! Only difference when I made it...I left the sauce chunky, and it still tasted wonderful!

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