Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
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IntroductionSkip To The Recipe

Fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella that is all it took for tonight’s dinner.  We have not had pasta in a while and we were in the mood for a new way to enjoy a great bowl of it tonight.

I wanted to have the raw tomatoes but knew I could not get away with it.  I seared them with a bit of olive oil and added the basil leaves last.

The fresh mozzarella give a refreshing twist to the pasta. No meat just plain.

Vanilla ice cream with sugar strawberries to end another great summer day.

Tonight’s July 24, 2012 dinner:
Farfalle with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
Vanilla Ice cream with sugar strawberries

Giangi's Kitchen Signature

 

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1778 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 2177mg 62%
Total Carbohydrates 358g 119%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 25g
Protein 64g 128%
Vitamin A 88.3%
Vitamin C 83%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 41.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella

  • 20 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound Farfalle pasta
  • 2 large diced mozzarella
  • 4 large, cut seeded and diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. When done drain, place back in the cooking pan and add the butter.

  2. In a large skillet sauté the tomatoes with the olive oil, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil.

  3. In a large bowl add the pasta, the tomatoes and mix well. Add the mozzarella and give it a last light folding.

  4. Serve immediately

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