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Spicy Country Pasta and Cheese


2 tbs chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup white or shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup canned Italian tomatoes (reserve liquid) chopped
5 small black olives, sliced in half
⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
2 cups cooked penne or ziti pasta
2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves


Serves: 2


In a 3 quart microwavable casserole, combine onion, garlic and oil and stir to coat. Microwave on high (100%) for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and tomatoes with reserved liquid and stir to combine. Cover and microwave on high for 7 minutes, stirring once every minute. Add olives and pepper and stir thoroughly. To serve, in serving bowl arrange pasta; top with mushroom-tomato mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with basil. 

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