Pasta Basico

Pasta Basico

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"Garlic, thyme, fresh tomatoes and cheese -- simple and savory."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 335 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 41g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

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. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, tomato, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss with pasta. Serve topped with cheese.
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naples34102
8/12/2010

A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did.

Jillian
8/24/2010

Oh my! This is fabulous and while the title implies "basic" or simple, I have to say it's simply delicious and a great side dish for grilled chicken. The flavors pair together nicely and I can see replacing the fresh thyme with fresh basil. I did add a bit of fresh basil as I had some on hand. I also added a little Parmesan with the Asiago. No matter what Italian cheese you have on hand you're sure to enjoy this dish!

Joel
1/8/2007

Good simple side dish. For an even easier preparation, use the canned italian diced tomatoes.