Basil Pasta

Basil Pasta

9 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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


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 4y ago

I made it last night , My wife and myself loved it!
aldrichmh 4y ago

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

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

[I made edits to this recipe.]
Texassusie 7y 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 9y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
cleverkt 9y ago

dpappone 9y ago

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

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

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