Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce

This fresh pasta sauce recipe is the essence of simplicity. Chopped Roma tomatoes, lightly sauteed in olive oil and seasoned with basil, are tossed with hot cooked rotini and topped with grated cheese..

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup pasta and 3/4 cup sauce
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins
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Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce
Ingredients
4
ounces dried rotini or fusilli
2
cups coarsely chopped plum tomatoes
2
teaspoons olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons shredded fresh basil
1/4
cup shaved or grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/4
teaspoon pepper
Directions
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine tomatoes, olive oil, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until heated through and tomatoes start to juice-out slightly. Stir in the basil.
  3. Divide pasta among 4 plates. Top each serving with some of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 184 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 260 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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