Meal Mondays: Tomato Basil Pasta

I’m  not Italian but I must admit – I PUT MY FOOT up in this dish.  This is an excellent side dish to any Italian meal such as chicken parmesan for example.  I found this on Facebook in Simply The Best You private group and then shared it.  It appears it was originally from the website Apron Strings.  I decided to try it for myself and let me say the photo does not do it justice!  Even my picky eaters gave it a thumbs UP!

Tomato Basil Pasta

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine) – I used thick spaghetti.
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (I crushed mine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 large sprigs basil, chopped (I used 2 dried bay leaves)
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish (I skipped this)

Preparation

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.  Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired.  Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Meatless Monday

This post is shared at Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Hop.   Live it Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #45

Do you plan to try this recipe?

26 Replies to "Meal Mondays: Tomato Basil Pasta"

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    kelsnsher March 3, 2014 (10:47 am)

    To answer your question, yes, yes I do plan on making this recipe! I love that it’s all in the one pot. I hate cooking (hate being a strong word I guess) so the easier the better I say!

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      DSTPRL March 5, 2014 (10:03 am)

      This is so easy to make I think you will be glad you made it.

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    becca112971
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    March 5, 2014 (6:27 am)

    Now this is something I would love to make having it for lunch today Yum.

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      DSTPRL March 5, 2014 (10:02 am)

      Let me know what you think of it once you make it.

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    Catherine
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    March 5, 2014 (6:51 am)

    This looks so delicious 🙂 Glad to hear your knee is better!

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      DSTPRL March 5, 2014 (10:01 am)

      Thank you Catherine.

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    Marla March 5, 2014 (8:50 am)

    Love all the herbs you added to the recipe that are so healthy. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from WOW Blog Hop.

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      DSTPRL March 5, 2014 (10:01 am)

      Marla this was soooo good.

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    cassi9879b March 5, 2014 (9:46 am)

    I’ve never cooked my pasta to where almost all the liquid has evaporated. That’s something I’ll need to try!

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      DSTPRL March 5, 2014 (10:01 am)

      Try it and tell me what you think. The basil and red pepper flakes really made this stand out. The pasta was not overcooked either.

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    Mitch Calvert March 5, 2014 (3:42 pm)

    It’s on the dinner menu this weekend!

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    Lindsay
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    March 5, 2014 (9:14 pm)

    OOh I’m going to try this with spaghetti squash instead of pasta!

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      DSTPRL March 6, 2014 (10:42 am)

      Tell me how it turns out.

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    The Frugal Exerciser
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    March 6, 2014 (7:26 pm)

    Which diced tomato brand did you buy? I’m interested in making this, this coming week-end.

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      DSTPRL March 7, 2014 (4:38 am)

      I used Hunts petite diced tomatoes.

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    Jenn
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    October 27, 2014 (9:05 am)

    Sounds like a really good and easy to make tomato-basil sauce. I’ll have to try this!
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    Deborah
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    October 27, 2014 (9:14 am)

    So simple yet so yummy! I love pasta and tomato sauce and could prob eat it everyday. Thanks for linking up with us today happy Meatless Monday 🙂
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    Tina Muir
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    October 27, 2014 (9:20 pm)

    Thanks for joining meatless monday Diatta 🙂 This sounds great, and would be a great pre run meal….although I am not sure what put your foot up means…..explain? 🙂
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      Diatta
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      October 28, 2014 (4:59 am)

      Lol it taste so good because I put my foot in it.

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    Kyra
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    October 29, 2014 (1:25 am)

    I have recently fallen in love with one pot meals! This looks delicious <3
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    Deborah Davis
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    November 3, 2014 (11:39 pm)

    Hi Diatta,
    Wow! What a hearty and satisfying pasta dish featuring all of my favorite ingredients. Thank you so much for sharing your healthy and delicious Tomato Basil Pasta recipe at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I pinning and sharing this!
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    Annmarie
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    December 23, 2014 (8:13 am)

    Tomato + Basil is one of my favorite ways to enjoy pasta! Great recipe!
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    Lean Lena
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    December 23, 2014 (3:13 pm)

    I must have been born Italian in my previous life – I love pasta! Wish I could eat it as often as I want 🙂
    This recipe sounds really easy and delicious!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Tasty Tuesday, Diatta.
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      Diatta
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      December 23, 2014 (3:35 pm)

      Lena this dish is very quick and easy. It is yummy to boot.

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