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Fast & Easy Dinner: Smoky Penne With Corn & Tomatoes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Smoky Penne With Corn & Tomatoes



For a south of the border twist on vegetarian pasta, make this delicious and simple dish tonight. Ingredients that are not usually associated with pasta — such as chipotle chilis and fresh corn — make for an exciting and flavorful taste experience. Goat cheese pairs perfectly in this mix of Mexican meets Italian. For a dinner that can be ready in the amount of time it takes to make pasta, read more



Smoky Penne With Corn & Tomatoes
From Vegetarian Times magazine

12 oz. penne pasta
1 dried chipotle chile, soaked in hot water 10 minutes, or 1 chile from 4-oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
1 4-oz. log goat cheese, plus more for crumbling and sprinkling, if desired
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, remove seeds from chipotle chile and finely chop.
  3. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add chile and garlic, and sauté 1 minute, or until fragrant. Stir in goat cheese and 1/3 cup water, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth sauce forms, stirring constantly. Simmer 2 minutes more, then remove from heat and add cilantro and remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil.
  4. Drain pasta, and return to pot. Add tomatoes, corn, and cheese sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and transfer to warm serving bowl.
  5. Toss in extra goat cheese crumbles, if desired.

Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts: PER SERVING: 527 CAL; 19G PROT; 15G TOTAL FAT; 79G CARB; 13MG CHOL; 411MG SOD; 4G FIBER; 8G SUGARS

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