Protein Penne


Protein Penne - can be served hot or cold


14 1⁄2 ounces box of Protein+ Penne (I used the Barilla brand)
1⁄4 cup Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
4 large basil leaves (finely chopped)
1 cup Grape Tomatoes
  Basil Paste
  Morningstar italian crumbles


  1. Boil the pasta according to package instructions. Drain, then stir in 1/4 cup olive oil.
  2. In a large saucepan, blister the tomatoes over medium heat, with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, and the chopped basil --- for approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Press the tomatoes with a fork, and then stir in all of the tomato / glaze into the pasta.
  4. Serve hot or cold. 
  5. Optional add-ins: basil paste and Morningstar italian crumbles.