This spicy flavorful marinara sauce goes very well with the nutty taste of whole grain pasta. It has lots of color, texture, fiber and nutrients.
8 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 pound frozen Italian style vegetable medley
1 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste, no-added-salt
2 cups pasta sauce
pinch cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and hold until the sauce is ready.
Add all ingredients for the sauce to a large saucepan. Place over high heat until it comes to a boil; stir and lower heat to simmer. Cook until the vegetables are heated through and tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Serve the sauce over the pasta and top each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese.
Optional serving suggestion: serve with a large tossed green salad.