Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Spicy Tomato Ziti


2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. chopped mushrooms
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1, 35-oz. can of chopped tomatoes, with their juice
1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. ziti or other tubular pasta
2 Tbsp. grated soy Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. minced fresh basil

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juice, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water according to the package directions. Drain well. In a large serving bowl, toss the pasta with the sauce, soy Parmesan cheese and basil, then serve.

Makes 6 servings.