Recipe by kelcampbell
"This pasta dish is wonderful served with a green salad. The best thing about it is that you can put this meal together in just a few minutes."
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1 (16 ounce) package
dry penne pasta
roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
finely chopped fresh basil
diced red onion
grated Parmesan cheese
Absolutley delicious summertime meal! I have always had a phobia of using uncooked, fresh tomatoes in a sauce but I've been converted! lol My husband loves red onions and Italian dressing so I decided to give this recipe a try. I used four beefsteak tomatoes (my plum romas were not ripe yet) that I picked from my garden and I seeded and diced them. Then I picked a big handful of basil and chopped that up. I added 1/2 cup of Good Seasons Salad dsg ( that I had made with balsamic vinegar...I noted that alot of recipes for fresh tomato sauce add balsamic vinegar so that is how I incorporated it into this one). Finally, I used angel hair because that is what I had. It is just an explosion of freshness and summer in your mouth when you eat this. I highly recommend!
This sounded good until you got to the part with the bottled dressing. Instead, I would have sauteed some garlic and olive oil and then proceeded from there.
I just loved this but I don't use or buy Italian dressing and I omitted the raw onion - straight olive oil and a little fresh minced garlic worked for me instead. Served this with "Grandma Bogie's Parmesan Chicken," recipe also from this site.
This is excellent. I added about 1 teaspoon of miniced garlic. This is wonderful hot, but I liked it better as a nice refreshing macaroni salad! Also would consider adding a can of olives for the salad.
This was fantastic.I made it tonight for dinner and we loved the flavor of all the mixture. I did like the other lady said about balsamic vinager. I used the bottle dressing. It was so good. I also chopped, (In my food processor) celerey, green onions & mushroom's very fine and sauteed them in olive oil and added them to the pasta and then added the chopped tomatoes. I tossed it all together with the other ingredient's while in the hot pan, and served it warm. The olive oil that it was used to cook the veggies really added to it. It was so good. Thank you for the recipe.
This was very quick, easy, and tasty. Very light for summer! I used Farfalle pasta, 6 roma tomatoes, chopped roasted red peppers and a small can of sliced black olives. I only had a handful of fresh basil, so I used that plus some dried. I skipped the onion because my family doesn't care for it. I added more grated parm than called for in the recipe. Even my picky 8 year old liked this, and my 12 year old said it was a keeper! Good warm and cold too!!
I had my doubts, but it worked out just fine. I made it according to the recipe and I thought the dressing was a little overpowering. I then drizzled a little olive oil on it and it was much better. I'll be making this again.
Quick, easy, and delicious! This is perfect for summer, when fresh tomatoes are so abundant. I used angel hair pasta and opted out the red onion. For the "Italian dressing", I kept it very, very simple and used a mix of olive oil and minced garlic. It doesn't get much better or much simpler than this!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 28
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