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You will Love this Pasta Recipe!

Updated on August 20, 2017

Pasta is always a Good Idea

Anyone that loves pasta knows that there are many ways to enjoy it, but if you are looking for a new way to prepare your favorite types of pasta, here is a simple recipe. From pasta shells to tortellini, this easy recipe will become one of your favorites.

The great thing about pasta is that it can be the meal or accent the meal. You can present it as a the main item and serve with garlic bread and a salad, or you can simply add it as a side dish to your favorite beef, chicken or pork dish.

Absolutely Delicious!

Tortellini and Plum Tomatoes
Tortellini and Plum Tomatoes

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Times are apx. Serves 4


  • 3 Plum tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Scallions stalks
  • 3 Basil leaves (large)
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt (if desired)
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 to 1 lb. Pasta or Tortellini, Cook as directed on box or bag

Cooking Pasta

Cook pasta as directed
Cook pasta as directed
  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Begin cooking pasta or tortellini as directed on box or bag. Use 1 lb. of pasta or 1/2 lb. of tortellini.

Tomatoes cut and placed on foiled pan
Tomatoes cut and placed on foiled pan
Bread crumb mixture
Bread crumb mixture

Preparing Tomatoes

  • Wash tomatoes and then cut off tips each end
  • Cut in half and cut out center of tomato
  • Place foil on an oven safe pan
  • Place cut tomatoes onto foil

  • In a bowl pour in 1 cup bread crumb
  • Mince garlic
  • Cut basil into tiny pieces
  • Slice scallions into tiny rings
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Mix all ingredients with bread crumb
  • Add olive oil till bread crumb mixture becomes pasty and moist

  • Fill the plum tomatoes with mixture

  • Coat the pan with olive oil and sprinkle some oil over tomatoes
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until tomatos are soft and break apart easily

Tomatoes Ready to Bake

Tomatoes filled with bread crumb mixture
Tomatoes filled with bread crumb mixture
  • Mix together with tomatoes and it is ready to serve.
  • Serve and Enjoy..!

Prepared Pasta and Tomatoes

Tortellini and Tomatoes, Delicious..!
Tortellini and Tomatoes, Delicious..!

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    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks skin, Another plus is that this particular recipe can be a side or the entire meal with a salad.

    • shin_rocka04 profile image


      5 years ago from Maryland

      Looks very good and simple to make. Pasta is always a great complement to a nice evening dinner.

    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      It really is delicious Sam and I am glad it has your favorite ingredients, my favorites as well...all 9 of them. I find I use some or all of them in many different recipes.. :) Thanks for the Vote up..!! Catherine

    • TycoonSam profile image


      6 years ago from Washington, MI

      Great looking recipe! Looks delicious and the pasta dish has 9 of my favorite ingredients!

      Voted up and Awesome

    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Yes GiblinGirl, It is really tasty. It is one of those new recipes that will become an old favorite. Thanks for commenting..!

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      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Sounds yummy. I love trying new things out in the kitchen.

    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      It really is delicious, Cfin. Definitely, try it is one of my favorites. I hope you like it..! Thanks for the comment..!!

    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks Moonlake..!! It really is different from other pasta recipes, I like it best with ravioli or tortellini, but if I have a couple of plum tomatoes in the fridge, any pasta I have in the cabinet is great too..!

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      6 years ago from The World we live in

      Looks delicious. We might try it out :)

    • moonlake profile image


      6 years ago from America

      This is different and it looks so good. I love tomatos and pasta. Voted up and more.

    • CatsPage profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Spinola 

      6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks Margaret, It really is a recipe that you will want to make over and over again and is really easy. I am glad you liked the pictures. Thanks for your positive thoughts..!!

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      Margaret Skipper 

      6 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

      OMGosh! That looks totally delicious and I love all the pictures! Awesome hub!


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