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Pinky Pasta

No canned tomatoes? No problem! This flavorful sauce is made with chicken broth and tomato paste. Excerpted from "Mad Hungry Family," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2016.

  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Mad Hungry, March 2011

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • 8 ounces campanelle pasta (or other short macaroni)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Boil a large pot of water. Generously salt the water and boil the pasta for 2 minutes shy of the package instructions. Taste for doneness and drain -- the pasta should be al dente (soft but still firm, never mushy).

  2. Heat the oil and the garlic in a small, deep skillet over medium. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds, then add the tomato paste. Continue to cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour in the broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes, season with pepper, and stir in the butter. Toss the pasta in the sauce to coat. Serve warm.

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