Creamy Bruschetta Pasta


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.

Creamy Bruschetta Pasta
Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat rotini

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped shallots

  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 large tomato, chopped or 1 10-ounce package cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • ¼ cup slivered sun-dried tomatoes

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

  • 4 teaspoons balsamic glaze


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

  2. 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.

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


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 (per serving)

471 Calories
17g Fat
63g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 1474IU 29%
Vitamin C 22mg 24%
Folate 63mcg 16%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 118mg 28%
Potassium 665mg 14%

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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