Penne with Broccoli and Creamy Tomato Sauce


30 minutes or fewer

The silken tofu gives this sauce a rich, creamy quality, and the olives give it some punch. For the best flavor, use a high-quality pasta sauce.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 10 oz. whole wheat penne
  • 1 lb. broccoli
  • 1 cup reduced-fat firm silken tofu
  • 2 cups low-sodium jarred pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped black olives, preferably kalamata


  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add pinch of salt and pasta, stirring to prevent sticking. Cook pasta according to package directions, or until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving 3/4 cup cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, steam broccoli until just tender, about 7 minutes.
  3. Put tofu into food processor or blender, and purée until smooth. In medium saucepan, combine tofu, pasta sauce, olives and enough reserved pasta cooking water to create a creamy sauce. Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through (do not boil). Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Transfer pasta to serving bowl; add broccoli, and toss to mix. Top with sauce, and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 430
  • Carbohydrate Content: 78 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 16 g
  • Protein Content: 22 g
  • Sodium Content: 420 mg
  • Sugar Content: 13 g