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Rigatoni with Italian Breadcrumbs

Rigatoni Noodles

Add to pasta rigatoni with Italian breadcrumbs, reduced fat chicken broth, tomatoes, arichoke hearts, Romano and peppers.


2 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs (commercially prepared or about 2-1/2 slices bread, whirled in a blender)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 cup reduced sodium, reduced fat chicken broth
2 tablespoons finely chopped sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon each: salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese


Cook and drain pasta. Melt butter in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook breadcrumbs in margarine for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley then remove from skillet and keep warm.

Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic until golden.

Shake broth, tomatoes, cornstarch, salt, red pepper and black pepper in a tightly covered container. Gradually stir into garlic and heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in artichoke hearts. Toss with pasta and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese before serving.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 8 to 10 ounces
Calories: 227; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 375mg; Carbohydrates: 36g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 8g

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