Recipe by Rachel
"This is a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients. It is a light sauce for tomato lovers with flavorful spices and a nice southwestern taste."
Watch video tips and tricks
chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
grated Parmesan cheese
This is a tasty, fresh recipe. Changes: Use half the amount of pasta called for. 1 lb. is way too much. 1/2 lb. for 4 servings is perfect. I used whole wheat spaghetti and my family loved it. Use "Nature's Sweet" tomatoes or some type of sugar plum tomatoes - you really need quality tomatoes since this is such a major ingredient. I used twice the amount of fresh cilantro. Use 1-2 teaspoons of fresh basil - much better than dried. I put about 1/4 the amount of sugar, based on another reviewer's recommendation and thought it was fine - probably didn't need any, actually. I echo the other reviewer's rec of using high quality extra virgin olive oil. Also, definitely add chicken. I used fresh Parmesan as well - delicious touch. I served with some warm crusty sourdough bread and steamed broccoli and it was a perfect meal! My husband, who usually prefers tomato ground beef sauce, loved this fresh recipe!
On the bland side and not particularly filling. Not too bad though. Makes for something really quick and easy.
I really liked this, It would be better for summer than winter, but we would suggest to cut down the amount of sugar by a little (it was a little sweet) use a very high quality extra virgin oil, and add a chicken breast so it will fill you up more.
This was good, but unfortunately, I didn't have fresh ingredients on hand. Therefore, the tomatoes were from a can, and the cilantro was dried. I would do this again but with fresh ingredients. Thanks Rachel.
This is a tasty and different side dish. When I went to get my tomatoes I found out that I only had one smallish tomato so I used that and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies that I had in my pantry. I think the green chilies were a nice addition since they brought a little bit of pop to the dish. And since I had to use canned tomatoes I left out the sugar. I will make this again.
Ok, will not make again.
I splashed in some red wine vinegar when I added the olive oil to up the flavor. The cilantro added an interesting and yummy kick. This was a little different than my usual weeknight pasta dishes, thank you for sharing Rachel!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 197
Get the season’s best recipes for holiday feasting.
Holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Get recipes and inspiration.
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
This delicious pasta dish comes together in just minutes.
See a pasta dish that's based loosely on a classic diner lunch combo.
See how to make a simple pasta with scallops, zucchini, and tomatoes.