Two-Cheese Fusilli with Marinated Tomatoes


In this healthy vegetarian pasta recipe, using the tastiest possible ingredients is key. That's why we opt for the richer flavor of whole-milk ricotta over part-skim. Pair with a big green salad and a bottle of chilled rosé for a summer meal on the deck.

Two-Cheese Fusilli with Marinated Tomatoes
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes (1 1/2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat fusilli

  • 1 cup finely diced fontina cheese

  • ½ cup whole-milk ricotta cheese, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  2. Combine tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and salt in a large bowl. Set aside to marinate.

  3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain. Immediately return the pasta to the pot. Add fontina and the reserved cooking liquid; stir constantly until the cheese is melted. Fold in ricotta. Transfer to a serving bowl or individual pasta bowls.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the marinated tomatoes over the pasta. (Discard the marinating liquid.) Drizzle with oil and top with basil and a generous grinding of pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
25g Fat
52g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup pasta with 3/4 cup tomatoes
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Vitamin A 2079IU 42%
Vitamin C 26mg 28%
Folate 67mcg 17%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Calcium 294mg 23%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 111mg 27%
Potassium 619mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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