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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


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

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

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

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

  5. Simple and yummy. Perfect for kids.

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