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Creamy Wagon Wheel Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes

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Creamy wagon Wheel Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes

Creamy Wagon Wheel Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes

Jessica Braider
This attractive and appetizing dish is a great way to enjoy those cute little wagon wheel noodles (rotelle).  Scramble recipe tester Kimberly Wilcox reported that all three of her children, ages 11 to 16, enjoyed it.
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 16 oz. wagon wheel (rotelle) noodles (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp. herbed or plain goat cheese (about 1/2 of a 5.5 oz. package)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped, or 1 tsp. dried
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook the noodles according to the package directions until they are al dente, and drain them.
  • While the noodles are cooking, heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are slightly softened, 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and stir in the drained pasta, Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, and basil.
  • Season it with salt and pepper, and serve it immediately.

Notes

Do Ahead or Delegate: Cook the pasta and store tossed with a little oil to prevent sticking, peel the garlic, halve the tomatoes, grate the Parmesan cheese if necessary and refrigerate.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Use herbed goat cheese and freshly grated aged Parmesan cheese.
Tip: Garlic, scallions and leeks contain allicin, a phytochemical that may help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.  So not only are you benefitting your taste buds with these ingredients, but your body as well!
Video: Watch Jessica make this on Facebook Live.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 310, Total Fat: 8g, 12%; Saturated Fat: 3g, 15%; Cholesterol: 10mg, 3%; Sodium: 198mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 47g, 16%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 8%; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 12g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Vegetarian
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