Basil Pasta

Basil Pasta

Ready in 45 minutes
12 review(s) averaging 4.3. 100% would make again

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A delicious side dish or salad. Serve it warm or room-temperature.


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2 pound Tomatoes; diced
1 4-oz can Mushrooms; sliced
3 cloves Garlic; minced
0.5 teaspoon Salt
0.5 pound Pasta; penne or ziti
0.25 cup Basil; dried / crushed
0.5 cup Basil; fresh / Chopped
0.5 cup Cheese, Fontina; diced
3 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Olive oil
Pine nuts; optional

Original recipe makes 4



1. Place tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic and salt into a large bowl and toss. Let stand 1 hour to form juices

2. Cook pasta as directed

3. Add basil, cheese, vinegar and olive oil to tomato mixture. Mix well

4. Toss hot pasta in the sauce. Season to taste with salt & pepper. (& pine nuts if desired)


Serving suggestion: Cheesey garlic bread and asparagus


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This is an Ahmazing dish, it gets me every time!
Niki15 3 years ago

I made it last night , My wife and myself loved it!
aldrichmh 3 years ago

Am I blind or are there no tomatoes in the ingredient list?
erejba 6 years ago

What so special about this dish? Basil? It's another herb this time used in pasta salad. Niente da fare!
nb2009 6 years ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
Texassusie 6 years ago

I actually heated up the tomato mixture since I was serving this as a main course. It worked well, the cheese melting to smooth lumps of deliciousness.
cedarwaxwing 8 years ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
cleverkt 8 years ago

dpappone 9 years ago

Is it possible to make this with fresh mushrooms? It sounds great, but I have an aversion to canned mushrooms.
cedarwaxwing 9 years ago

Serving suggestion: Cheesey garlic bread and asparagus
jiml 10 years ago

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