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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tomato Basil Pasta

I'm trying to make simple one pot meals for Summer. This pasta dish is a filling and refreshing one. It takes 20 minutes to make this pasta. Kids loved the fresh flavors.
I made this dish with Veggie Fusilli Pasta but regular whole grain Penne or Fusilli can be used.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves : 3-4

Ingredients:

Whole grain Penne or Fusilli pasta : 1 pound
Extra virgin olive oil : 3 tablespoons
Garlic cloves: 4 crushed
Onion : 1 large diced
Tomatoes: 3 large diced
Fresh basil : 2 sprigs
Water : 4 1/2 cups
Grated Parmesan cheese: 1/2 cup
Red chili flakes: 1 teaspoon
Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

Method :

Heat oil in a large saucepan and add garlic cloves. Sauté for 30 seconds.
Add Onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until they turn translucent.
Add pasta, red chili flakes,tomatoes, basil, salt and water.
Bring it to a boil and simmer until no more liquid is left.
Turn off the stove and add cheese, mix well until it's melted.
Serve hot.

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8 comments:

  1. Such a colourful looking dish. Making pasta as a one pot dish is a great idea..

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  2. Love those tri color rotinis. Yum

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  3. Kids will go crazy if they see this pasta, lovely dish.

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  4. Simple and delicious pasta dish. My kids would love this.

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  5. Kids would love this simple and yummy pasta in cheesy base.

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  6. Simple and yummy. Perfect for kids.

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  7. My kids love this pasta...of course I remove the tomatoes for them..

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