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Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta

Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Rachel

Rachel

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.

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  • 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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Directions

  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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Marian
16

Marian

9/11/2008

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 it. Use "Nature's Sweet" tomatoes or some type of sugar plum tomatoes - you really need quality tomatoes since this is such a major ingredient. I used twice the amount of fresh cilantro. Use 1-2 teaspoons of fresh basil - much better than dried. I put about 1/4 the amount of sugar, based on another reviewer's recommendation and thought it was fine - probably didn't need any, actually. I echo the other reviewer's rec of using high quality extra virgin olive oil. Also, definitely add chicken. I used fresh Parmesan as well - delicious touch. I served with some warm crusty sourdough bread and steamed broccoli and it was a perfect meal! My husband, who usually prefers tomato ground beef sauce, loved this fresh recipe!

knicolelynch
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knicolelynch

1/4/2007

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, and add a chicken breast so it will fill you up more.

MBKRH
7

MBKRH

12/7/2010

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. Thanks Rachel.

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