Pasta alla Formiana is a quick and very simple dish that you can make with ingredients that you can find at the grocery store.This recipe may be simple to make, but the flavors areanything but. Crushed, can-tomatoes mixed with the chopped fresh variety make for a bright blend atop pasta.


Credit: Amy Neunsinger

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15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1/6 pasta)


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  • Preheat oven to 450°. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  • In food processor, blend crushed tomatoes and juice, chicken broth, and garlic. Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in uncooked pasta, 3 tablespoons olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  • Line bottom and sides of the baking dish with one-half to two-thirds of the tomato slices; pour in pasta mixture. Arrange remaining tomatoes on top. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.

  • Put dish on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 30 minutes, or until tomatoes are slightly crispy and pasta is cooked. Cool 5 minutes.


Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner. Copyright 2012 by Giada De Laurentiis. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 6.9g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 8g; carbohydrates 44g; fiber 5g; sodium 509mg.