Penne Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 6 oz penne pasta, uncooked vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 oz Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14-1/2 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes (no-salt)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup evaporated skimmed milk

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat or salt, then drain and set aside.

Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat until hot. Add the Canadian bacon and the next three ingredients, and saute until vegetables are tender.
Add tomato and the next four ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 more minutes.

Add pasta, stirring well. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

Garnish with a basil sprig if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

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