The most time-consuming step in this dish is broiling the tomatoes to reduce their liquid and intensify their flavor. Since the 20 minutes they need in the oven is hands-off, however, you can easily get the rest of the ingredients ready to go so that the entire dish clocks in at just about 25 minutes.
From Dalhart, Texas, Denise Baumert serves up a savory side dish with wonderful garlic flavor. 'I add the cloves to the noodles as they are cooking for fast and flavorful results,' she explains. At only 11¢ a serving, this pleasing pasta is a thrifty accompaniment to most any lunch or dinner.