Linguine with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Linguine with Fresh Tomato Sauce

2 Reviews
From: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

You can make fresh tomato sauce in just a little more time than it takes to cook pasta when you follow this easy recipe—and the pop of fresh tomatoes and red bell pepper makes it well worth your time. Serve this healthy pasta dish topped with cheese and fresh herbs for a simple vegetarian meal or add turkey meatballs for a heartier dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 6 ounces whole-wheat linguine
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese


  • Prep

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine for 1 minute less than directed on package. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  3. Stir in the linguine and the reserved cooking water. Increase heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until the pasta is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in basil, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
  • Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, pair this recipe with Turkey Meatballs (see Aassociated Recipes) for a healthier take on spaghetti with meatballs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 240 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 43 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 61 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2,140 IU vitamin A; 60 mg vitamin C; 74 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 198 mg sodium; 444 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (43% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ vegetable, 2 starch, ½ fat

Reviews 2

June 17, 2019
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By: Ladtad
Made this a couple of days ago. It was wonderful. I didn’t have linguine, so I used what I had, which was angel hair pasta. My husband won’t eat a meatless meal, so I grilled boneless skinless chicken breast to go with it. I also didn’t add pasta water, however I did take the pasta directly for the cook pot, so I would imagine some got in there from that. All in all it was a great summer meal!
June 09, 2019
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By: sesob
Very delicious! The only reason I gave 4 stars was due to the addition of the pasta water..don't bother!! It just made the sauce very watery. I remade it a second time without the water and it was perfect!
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