Tomato Basil Pasta

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  • Published Aug 14th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings6
  • Calories414
This recipe is a simple, flavorful dish served at room temperature. Fantastic! This dish will refrigerate well and is just as yummy the next day for lunch as a cold pasta salad!

Tomato Basil Pasta Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Tomato Basil Pasta for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, torn
  • 10 ounces fusilli pasta
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Tomato Basil Pasta Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Tomato Basil Pasta, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Tomato Basil Pasta is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Tomato Basil Pasta within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Tomato Basil Pasta easily:

  1. 1 Stir tomatoes, onion, olive oil, garlic, and basil together in a bowl.
  2. 2 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes. Drain.
  3. 3 Toss warm pasta with feta cheese and Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Stir tomato mixture into pasta and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 414 calories; 23.4 grams of fat; 39.5 grams of carbohydrates; 13.3 grams of protein; 36 milligrams of cholesterol; 467 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 19th 2012

    I added chopped italian parsley (from my garden) and you could saute' vidalia onions and the basil and italian parsley with and sugar snap peas and some finely sliced zucchini (I used my man ...

  2. Jul 19th 2012

    This recipe is light and delicious. I made a few changes. I sauteed the garlic and onions in the olive oil. I then added 1 pint of grape tomatoes, added salt and pepper, and let them coo ...

  3. Nov 10th 2010

    I make this constantly! Added balsamic-half a teaspoon and i saute garlic and onion prior to mixing it up. I also add extra garlic and mix cherry tomatoes with vine tomatoes. It goes fast in ...

  4. Aug 9th 2010

    How can you ever go wrong with tomato and basil? I used cubes of mozzarella instead of parmesan or feta, added a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, and some crushed red pepper flakes. It was delicious!

  5. Apr 23rd 2010

    Great recipe! This pasta is good warm or cold. I marinated about 3 cups of cherry tomatoes that I cut in half lengthwise, cut the olive oil down to 1/4 cup, used 1/4 cup of finely chopped re ...

  6. Sep 26th 2007

    We love this recipe. Even my children who are known to be picky at times gobble it right up. I use grape tomatoes halved, green onion along with white onion, probably more garlic than it ...

  7. Sep 14th 2007

    I really loved this. It was so good I could hardly stop eating! I used Trader Joe's multi-grain flax spiral pasta, and chose to sautee the onion a few minutes. I left the garlic raw, howe ...

  8. Jun 20th 2004

    I substituted one cup of cut-up sundried tomatoes (more expensive but much more flavorful) for the fresh diced tomatoes and used LOTS of torn fresh basil leaves. Everyone LOVED the salad at ...

  9. Mar 13th 2003

    This recipe was excellent with fresh garden tomatoes. I rolled and sliced the basil, and added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes to the tomato mixture. Since this was more tasty the next day, The ...