Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

This was a great quick and easy meal. We used dry rigatoni noodles since that was what we had on hand.  We also cut up regular tomatoes instead of the grape ones.  Very tasty!
Pasta with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

serves 4 ( 9 points +)

1 ( 9 oz) package refrigerated fresh fettuccini or linguini
2 T. olive oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
4 c. grape tomatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. fresh basil leaves, torn
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 oz. Parmesan or Romano cheese, shaved

Cook pasta according to package, omitting fat.
Drain and place in a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and salt; cover and cook 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil and pepper. Add tomato mixture to pasta. Toss to coat. Top with cheese.

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