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Penne Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

(Serves 4)

For this recipe, you will need:

· 6 oz. penne pasta, uncooked
· vegetable cooking spray
· 4 oz. Canadian bacon, chopped
· ¾ cup chopped sweet red pepper
· 1 clove garlic, minced
· 1 (14½ oz.) can whole peeled tomatoes (no-salt) undrained and chopped
· 1 tsp. sugar
· ½ tsp dried basil
· ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
· ¼ tsp. salt
· 2 tsp. all-purpose flour
· ¼ cup evaporated skim milk

1) Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat or salt. Drain and set aside.

2) Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and place over a medium-high heat until hot.

3) Add the Canadian bacon and the next three ingredients, and sauté until vegetables are tender.

4) Add tomato and the next four ingredients.

5) Bring mixture to a boil.

6) Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 more minutes.

7) Add pasta, stirring well.

8) Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

9) Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

10) Garnish with a basil sprig if desired.

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