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All-Bran Vegetarian Pasta

I found this recipe on the back of an All-Bran box. I haven’t tried it yet but it sounds good as a meatless alternative. Add meat for the carnivore in you :-) Makes 6 servings, 400 calories, 5.0 g fat, 9.0 g dietary fibre.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large carrot, finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1 can (796 ml/28 fl oz) tomatoes
  • 1 can (540 ml/19 fl oz) chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 c All-Bran Original cereal
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 lb fusilli pasta
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

In a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, carrot, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 min. Stir in oregano and basil. Add tomatoes, break up with spoon. Stir in chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 15 min., stirring occasionally.

Stir in cereal. Simmer 5 min. longer or until desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook fusilli until tender but firm and drain. Serve with sauce, sprinkle with cheese.

Category: Main Course