Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce

Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce

33 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
LYNN DOIRON
Recipe by  LYNN DOIRON

“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!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  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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Reviews (33)

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Suzanne
32

Suzanne

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 the sauce was simmering. I used pennine rigate instead of fusili. After tossing the pennine in the sauce, I added some crumbled feta cheese and then tossed again. I served with grated parmesan cheese on top. This dish is to die for....so yummy.

RogueOnion8
28

RogueOnion8

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.

vanessajbaca
16

vanessajbaca

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 itself was great. The addition of the pesto makes the red tomato sauce an unusual color...I didn't mind but it might throw off kids or people who aren't expecting it. All in all, a success.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 360 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 50.8 g
  • 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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