Tomato Basil Cream Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Tomato Basil Cream Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Tomato Basil Cream Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by genandtonic

Makes 2 servings



When it?s summer, I can?t get enough of recipes that use up fresh tomatoes and basil. But no matter what time of year, I?m always down with quick recipes. You can make this sauce in the time it takes to boil the pasta. My whole wheat pasta cooks in 9 minutes, so this simple sauce makes a 9 minute summer meal that?s hard to beat.

Recipe Ingredients for Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

2 cups Tomato
1/2 cup Raw Cashews
1 tbs Tomato Paste
1/4 cup Water
2 tbs Olive Oil
3 cloves Garlic
6 ounces Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Recipe Directions for Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

  1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.

  2. Core the tomato, then roughly chop it. Add it to your blender, seeds, skin and all. Add cashews, tomato paste, and water. Blend until very smooth.

  3. Add olive oil to a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn. Once water is boiling, add pasta. Pour sauce from the blender into the saute pan and bring to a simmer. Let cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. If desired add water to thin out the sauce. Taste and season more if necessary. Let simmer until pasta is finished cooking. Once pasta is cooked, drain. Add pasta to the saute pan with black pepper and freshly chopped basil leaves. Toss to coat. Serve immediately, garnishing with pepper and basil.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 323.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
272
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.2g
46%
Saturated Fat
5.1g
25%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
684mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
42.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
7.3g
Protein
11.7g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
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