ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • fresh basil
  • 1 cup Ragu Homestyle Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups rotini or penne
  • 1 small summer squash
  • black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • shredded parmesan cheese

directions

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and thyme then cook, stirring frequently until soft.

Stir in tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, beans, a basil leaf and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes.

Add uncooked pasta and cook 4 minutes. Stir in squash and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Serve with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Unilever. All rights reserved.