Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Garlicky Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

This is another Cooking Light recipe and I was once again thrilled with the end results. I used Trader Joe's garlic and basil linguine and it really accented the pasta perfectly. This was so good and I highly recommend this recipe! I should also say I used my microplane to crush the garlic and it really worked out well because the crushed garlic coated the pasta- yum!

This is the pasta I used- I thought it was great and would encourage you to pick this up for this recipe or for any pasta recipe really.

3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
12 ounces uncooked pasta
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (I used two basil cubes)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds.

Add chopped tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Add pasta, basil, cheese, salt, and pepper, tossing to combine.

** 6 Weight Watchers points per 1 1/3 cup serving


  1. This looks simple & delicious! Now that Nashville has a Trader Joe's I'll keep an eye out for that pasta and maybe I'll try this!

  2. Tasted great thanks babe.

  3. I just made this and it was wonderful. I'm so glad I stumbled on your recipe.