Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce

Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce


"Spiral pasta tossed with a super easy tomato sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and garnished with fresh basil. A lovely, simple dish. This is so easy and really yummy!"


30 m servings 360 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, 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 and return to pot.
  3. Season tomato sauce with salt and pepper; stir in pesto. Pour sauce over hot cooked pasta and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese, garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.
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  1. 40 Ratings


I loved how easy and delicious this dish was. I did make some modifications though, which I think truly added to the flavor of this dish. I added olives and a couple splashes of red wine as th...

I enjoyed this recipe and plan on adding it to my regular rotation. I followed the recipe exactly and recommend it. Some people may want to add some garlic.

Very good recipe! Definitely add salt. I added a splash of red wine and some Italian spice and a dash of fat-free creamer, and I think it would have been fantastic without the pesto, which itse...

easy to make. added sausages and fresh tomatoes. delicious.

I was very impressed with how this recipe turned out. I guess by some interpretations it may be a bit bland, but I fully enjoyed the light flavor as did my guests. I will definitely make it agai...

Okay, well this is good and will do for a busy day. It is a no-brainer, soooo easy to make and I did not even have to buy any of the ingredients since I already had them all on hand. I might mak...

This is a very good dish I will make again! Modifications: I used long fusili and topped the pasta with pieces of grilled chicken. I added kalamata olives and a couple splashes of red wine to ...

Appreciated how easy it was. I would double the amount of sauce for the noodles though.

Excellent recipe... I used garlic-flavoured tomatoes and it was still a tad bland. Would be good with fresh basil, maybe feta cheese for more flavour. Tastes like a decadent restaurant meal!