Got garden-fresh tomatoes? This simple vegetarian pasta is a great place to use them up. Both large tomatoes and cherry tomatoes work well. The addition of sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese elevates the flavor, while a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze at the end adds a sweet note.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook, stirring, until the fresh tomatoes have broken down, 5 to 8 minutes. Add wine to the pan and cook until reduced by about half, about 3 minutes. Stir in sour cream, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Remove from heat and stir in basil.

  • Divide among 4 plates and drizzle each portion with 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze. Garnish with more basil and serve with more Parmesan, if desired.

Tips

Tip: Balsamic glaze is balsamic vinegar that's cooked until it's very thick. Look for it with other vinegars in well-stocked supermarkets. Or make balsamic glaze yourself by boiling 1 cup balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 1/4 cup, 10 to 14 minutes. Let cool before using some in this dish and refrigerating the rest for another use.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 63.4g 20% DV; exchange other carbs 4; dietary fiber 7.7g 31% DV; sugars 6.4g; fat 17.1g 26% DV; saturated fat 4.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 19.9mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 1474.2IU 30% DV; vitamin c 22mg 37% DV; folate 62.6mcg 16% DV; calcium 145.5mg 15% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 118.1mg 42% DV; potassium 665mg 19% DV; sodium 455.7mg 18% DV.