Stewed Tomatoes

Sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day. As a mom who runs two businesses, and works/trains part-time at a martial arts school, some days there’s not enough of me to make a 3-course meal. This flavorful and quick rendition if something grandma used to make, hits the spot EVERYTIME. She called it “stewed tomatoes”. I call it “nostalgic”.


  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: American
  • Servings: 1-2


  • 1 cup of tomatoes, diced.
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • Penne pasta


  • 1
    Bring water to a boil.
  • 2
    Add splash of olive oil (this keeps the noodles from sticking together).
  • 3
    Add noodles to boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.
  • 4
    Add tomatoes, celery, onion, and garlic to saucepan and sauté in olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 18 minutes, stirring frequently
  • 5
    Drain noodles and combine all ingredients together.
  • 6
    Salt to taste.

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