Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and White Beans

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Today’s guest post is from Kristen and Joseph at Pixelated Crumb!  You’ve got to visit their blog.  Their recipes and photos are amazing!

This recipe is perfect for this time of year with all the fresh tomatoes and basil available and it’s super easy to throw together. Give this healthy dish a try. You’ll love it!
 

 
Have you ever gone to dinner at someone’s house and before they serve you the food they say, “Uh, I hope you like garlic,” with just the slightest touch of hesitation?  Like garlic?  Are you kidding?  I can’t get enough!
 

 
Now, to be fair, I have on occasion turned down an everything bagel because I was afraid of starting the day off with garlic breath, but by lunch, it’s all over.  You might just want to sit on the other side of the conference room if I have a meeting with you in the afternoon.
 

 
And of course there’s garlic and then there’s roasted garlic.  Don’t you just love restaurants that serve roasted garlic with thick, crusty bread to smear it on.  Well, if you like that, you’ll love this pasta dish.  The lemon adds a nice tang to the sweet, rich flavor from the roasted tomatoes and garlic, while the beans add both protein and a nice flavor and texture, and the basil adds a nice earthy sweetness to top it all off.
 

 
If you’re coming to my house for dinner and you don’t like garlic, you better let me know ahead of time because we rarely cook without garlic!
 


 
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe with us, Kristen and Joseph!  Visit Pixelated Crumb for more yummy recipes and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
 

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