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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine for 1 minute less than directed on package. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 42.8g; dietary fiber 6.6g; sugars 7.7g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 4.3mg; vitamin a iu 2139.7IU; vitamin c 59.5mg; folate 61.3mcg; calcium 74mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 71mg; potassium 444.1mg; sodium 198.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More