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Tomato Basil Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta

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  • 2 ounces long pasta of choice (spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. In a small skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil.
  3. Add tomatoes and basil, stir until warmed.
  4. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomato mixture and cheese.
  5. Garnish with a basil sprig.
  6. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

Calories/Serving: 282

Nutrition: One serving provides approximately: 282 calories, 9 g protein, 45 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 4 mg cholesterol, 140 mcg folate, 2 mg iron, 408 mg sodium

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Wheat Foods Council