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There is nothing simpler nor more satisfying than a meal of pasta tossed with fresh tomato and basil sauce.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1995


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35 mins


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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher or wooden spoon and simmer until the sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in basil. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti or linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large, warmed serving bowl. Toss with the tomato sauce and serve at once, passing the cheese at the table.


Tip: To quickly seed a tomato: Cut the tomato in half crosswise and scoop out the seeds with your finger while gently squeezing each half.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 14.9g; carbohydrates 66.1g; dietary fiber 11.5g; sugars 7.8g; fat 8g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 5.7mg; vitamin a iu 1826.2IU; vitamin c 27.5mg; folate 74.3mcg; calcium 118mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 134.3mg; potassium 645.6mg; sodium 233.3mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

3 1/2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat