Tuscan Pasta


1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, Ground
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound zucchini and/or yellow squash, sliced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
6 ounces pasta, such as spaghetti or linguine
Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


1. Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings in medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.

2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir vegetables into tomato sauce.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain well. Place pasta in serving bowl. Add vegetable mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 Servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving: Calories 213, Carbs 34 g, Fat 5 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 8 g

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