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Pasta Basico Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pasta Basico

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"Garlic, thyme, fresh tomatoes and cheese -- simple and savory."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, tomato, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss with pasta. Serve topped with cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2010

Oh my! This is fabulous and while the title implies "basic" or simple, I have to say it's simply delicious and a great side dish for grilled chicken. The flavors pair together nicely and I can see replacing the fresh thyme with fresh basil. I did add a bit of fresh basil as I had some on hand. I also added a little Parmesan with the Asiago. No matter what Italian cheese you have on hand you're sure to enjoy this dish!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 02, 2011

This was pretty bland we thought. I had to doctor it up a bit. I threw in sauteed mushrooms, garlic salt, and heavy cream because it was a little dry.

 

26 Ratings

Aug 12, 2010

A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did.

 
Jan 08, 2007

Good simple side dish. For an even easier preparation, use the canned italian diced tomatoes.

 
May 12, 2009

I actually doubled this recipe. Dont forget that Asiago is a bit of a stronger cheese. So, I suggest adding to taste as not to overwhelm the serving.

 
Jan 24, 2011

Very easy to make and very, very tasty! Tastes nice and light too. We have made this many times since I first tried this recipe, especially when we're looking for something quick and healthy.

 
Nov 15, 2010

5-star for ease and taste! Thank you for an easy recipe for a busy night!

 
Sep 02, 2010

Simple yet delicious! Used tomatoes and thyme from the garden and served over whole wheat spaghetti with fresh Parmesan. Fresh flavours, a great side dish to the Tuscan Chicken I made!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 335 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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