Amazing Tomato Basil Pasta

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Amazing Tomato Basil Pasta

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This will change the way you cook!


Cooking Time: 15
Recipes Makes: 4
Calories: 371
Carbs: 53
Fat: 11
Protein: 16

Ingredients Related Tips

12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid (You can use fresh if you like as well)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish


Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

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8/4/2014 (1)

try this:saute onion


i used penne pasta and added sweet italian was perfect.


pasta water needs to be well seasoned with salt or your pasta will taste flat. your pasta water should be as salty as sea water. low sodium broth would leave your pasta tasting flat.


when i made it according to instructions, everything was overcooked. i'm going to these changes: — sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil first. — reduce broth to 4 c. — add pasta after the pot is boiling. — add the basil during the last minute.


so good!! i tweaked it by the following: 16oz pasta, 6c broth, 8oz sliced mushrooms, sliced green olives along with all of the other ingredients. i used a ton of garlic and basil

7/6/2014 (1)

this was amazing and fast to prepare. we added turkey italian sausage and fresh spinach. it was a entire meal for under $6. my son said to keep this recipe.


my noodles were very pasty, any suggestions for that? it was really delicious otherwise. i used vegetable pasta.

7/3/2014 (3)

this was a delicious, healthy recipe! i did tweak it a little though. threw in some broccoli to the mix and instead of the olive oil, basil and parm, i added my home made basil pesto after the pasta was cooked and sprinkled with fresh chives.

7/3/2014 (2)

i am also wondering if this could be done in a slow cooker, i would think so maybe on high?

7/3/2014 (1)

i added shrimp for protein, used whole wheat pasta


anyone ever try this with gluten free brown rice pasta? just wondering if it comes out as good.

7/2/2014 (2)

can this be done in a slow crock pot cooker? how much time would i need to cook it for and on high or medium?

7/2/2014 (1)

this recipe looks really really good! i can't wait to try this out for myself!


added garlic powder, more kosher salt, and herb de provence. used jar of spaghetti sauce instead of diced tomatoes. taste popped when fresh parmesan was grated on each serving.

7/1/2014 (1)

i had to add about a teaspoon or more of salt! without salt there is no taste


if you spray the pot, above the water line, with pam, it will never boil over.


can you use tomato sauce insted of the tomatos? i cannot eat the tomato seeds. this sounds sooooo good. thanks

6/10/2013 (2)

Can you use whole wheat pasta?

6/10/2013 (1)

The best person to ask about the reason for the low sodium broth would be the blogger who owns the copyright on the photo and the recipe directions posted here. The original copyrighted post can be found here:


Is there a reason not to use low sodium beef broth? I am watching my salt intake always use low sodium broths. Thanks!

8/10/2016 10:48:42 PM

Quick and great tasting. I used rigatoni noodles in lieu of long pasta. Low sodium broth work wonders.

5/29/2016 1:47:03 AM

I made this as is and was great! also remade it adding chicken peppers mushrooms anything wanted turned out great again. And yes low sodium broth does work well Thank you for putting go to recipe on site!

10/16/2014 2:45:32 PM

What modifications in cooking time would need to be made cook this a slow cooker?

10/6/2014 8:08:40 PM

This is a horrible recipe, it may be the worst, tasting & looking pasta recipe I have ever tried. Pull from this page. Do not use recipe.

9/13/2014 12:03:22 PM

Looks and sounds wonderful, pasta freak must try

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