Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta

Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta


"This is a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients. It is a light sauce for tomato lovers with flavorful spices and a nice southwestern taste."


15 m servings 582 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 582 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 80.3g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, basil, sugar and oregano; mix well, then add olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  3. Combine sauce with pasta and toss to coat. Top with cheese and serve.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This is a tasty, fresh recipe. Changes: Use half the amount of pasta called for. 1 lb. is way too much. 1/2 lb. for 4 servings is perfect. I used whole wheat spaghetti and my family loved i...

I really liked this, It would be better for summer than winter, but we would suggest to cut down the amount of sugar by a little (it was a little sweet) use a very high quality extra virgin oil,...

This was good, but unfortunately, I didn't have fresh ingredients on hand. Therefore, the tomatoes were from a can, and the cilantro was dried. I would do this again but with fresh ingredients. ...

This is a tasty and different side dish. When I went to get my tomatoes I found out that I only had one smallish tomato so I used that and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies that I had ...

On the bland side and not particularly filling. Not too bad though. Makes for something really quick and easy.


Ok, will not make again.

I splashed in some red wine vinegar when I added the olive oil to up the flavor. The cilantro added an interesting and yummy kick. This was a little different than my usual weeknight pasta dis...

This pasta has a really light, fresh flavor. I added parmesan cheese to make it a bit tangier and put in more cilantro than the original recipe called for (trying to use it up). In the future ...