Easy Skillet Penne Pasta

Easy Skillet Penne Pasta

One of our most popular weeknight meals! Healthy whole wheat pasta with bell peppers and black olives make a tasty vegetarian dinner ready in just 30 minutes.

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  • 4 servings


  • 1 cup (3 oz.) multigrain or whole wheat penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped sweet or yellow onion

  • 1 yellow or red bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) Italian seasoned diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  • 1 cup Lindsay┬« Black Ripe Olives

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley or basil

Cooking Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; saut├ę 5 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes and, if desired, pepper flakes; bring to a simmer.

  4. Stir in olives; simmer over low heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  5. Drain pasta; stir into olive mixture; simmer 1 minute.

  6. Top with parsley.


  • Calories195
  • Fat9g
  • Protein5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Total Carbs24g
  • Fiber3g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.