5-Minute Tomato Sauce with Whole Grain Pasta


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 28 ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 zested lemon (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces of whole grain pasta per serving


  1. Combine the olive oil, red pepper flakes and garlic in a cold saucepan.
  2. Stir while you heat the saucepan over medium-high heat, saute just 45 seconds.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and heat to a gentle simmer.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the lemon zest reserving a bit to sprinkle on top of your pasta.
  6. Dash salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cooke whole grain pasta as directed and serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 4
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 242 mg
Carbs: 5 g
Protein: 10 g


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