Dollar store deluxe pasta
1 lb. penne pasta
2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (the kind that come packed in water or oil), chopped
2 whole roasted red bell peppers (from a 12 oz. jar), cut into strips
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1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds or other nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil or olive-vegetable oil blend
Minced garlic (from jar) and Italian seasoning to taste
Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to tasteMakes 6 to 8 servings.
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Toss pasta with remaining ingredients and serve. A restaurant might add some freshly grated Parmesan to this dish. But with the strong flavors provided by the sun-dried tomatoes, olives and other ingredients, tasters didn’t really miss it. As it is, the cost of the recipe is about $2.50.