• Cook linguine in large pot of boiling water following package directions.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add red peppers, garlic, chili pepper and tomatoes; cook, uncovered, until bubbling vigorously, about 4 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper and basil; cook 1 minute. Remove chili pepper.

  • Drain pasta; toss with sauce in large serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; 9 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 657 mg sodium. 83 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein;