Rigatoni With Sun-Dried Tomato and Fennel Sauce Recipe

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Rigatoni With Sun-Dried Tomato and Fennel Sauce
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a 10- to 11- inch straight sided saute pan over medium heat. Add the fennel and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fennel starts to soften and brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup water and the cream, low-salt chicken broth, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer briskly uncovered, until the tomatoes are plump and soft, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the Pernod if using. Let cool slightly, then puree in a blender until smooth. Wipe out the skillet, return the sauce to the skillet, season to taste with salt and keep hot.
  4. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cook the rigatoni until just barely al dente, 1-2 minutes less than the package instructions. Drain well and return to the pot. Add the sauce and toss over medium-low heat for a minute or two so the pasta finishes cooking and absorbs some of the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 290.78 Kcal (1217 kJ)
Calories from fat 193.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.52g 33%
Cholesterol 41.1mg 14%
Sodium 65.26mg 3%
Potassium 312.67mg 7%
Total Carbs 41.9g 14%
Sugars 1.16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Protein 8.23g 16%
Vitamin C 12.9mg 21%
Iron 28.9mg 160%
Calcium 39.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 119.52 Kcal (500 kJ)
Calories from fat 79.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.84g 33%
Cholesterol 16.89mg 14%
Sodium 26.82mg 3%
Potassium 128.51mg 7%
Total Carbs 17.22g 14%
Sugars 0.48g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.44g 14%
Protein 3.38g 16%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 21%
Iron 11.9mg 160%
Calcium 16.3mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

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