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Lemon-Herb Penne
1 box Penne Pasta
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly,
grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Fresh thyme, chives and lemon wedges (optional)


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pan. Add 1/3 cup of the cheese, thyme, oil, chives and lemon peel; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with remaining cheese. Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon wedge, if desired.

Makes 6 side dish servings.

Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 267 calories; 12 g protein;
6 g carbs; 6 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol;
132 mg sodium; 5 g total dietary fiber.