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Healthy Quick and Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

Updated on October 5, 2012

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30 minute dinner recipe

Quick and Healthy Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

When I want a quick and healthy meal for my family, I always choose this satisfying dish. It is full of flavor and only takes under 30 minutes from pan to plate. My recipe is approximate and I vary it every time. Normally when I cook, I do everything by taste.I am careful not to overcook the tomatoes and basil, if they get too soft your meal will loose its texture.

The following is the list of ingredients and approximate amounts. Enjoy!

· 3 large Roma tomatoes chopped

· ½ to ¾ cup fresh chopped Basil

· 2 cloves fresh chopped Garlic

· Salt and Pepper to taste

· Olive oil

1 Pound organic Angel Hair pasta cooked

Optional Add half of an large eggplant cubed

Add Two or three skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked and cubed·

First, heat the water for your pasta. Then in a large skillet, sauté tomatoes, basil and garlic in a little olive oil and butter if you like ( I usually start the pasta now). Sauté until tomatoes soften and basil and garlic are fragrant. This is when I add the cooked and drained pasta to my saute pan and lightly warm all ingredients together.

If you choose you can add the cooked chicken now too. Then I salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready to serve! Just two pans, which makes for an easy clean up. Some like to add Parmesan on top. Add some bread and your family will love it. Surprisingly, this meal is good to keep for leftovers. I keep it in a container or seal-able bag in the refrigerator and the flavor is still good. It makes for a good lunch the next day.

Serves 4


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      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      @ agilitymach It is delicious! You have to try it. Thank you for taking the time to read my hub:)

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      Kristin Kaldahl 5 years ago

      This sounds great! You're making me hungry!! I need to try this for a fresh meal. :)

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      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      @Vellur This is my favorite recipe. It is very light and healthy. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

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      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      @Lisa Thanks for the comment and the link, I really appreciate the support. This recipe is really good, and it is simple to make. I hope people enjoy it. :)

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      Nithya Venkat 6 years ago from Dubai

      Delicious recipe very easy to cook. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Hi KimberlyLake, This recipe sounds so wonderful and healthy. I'm glad you shared your family recipe with us! Definately voting up, shared and linking your hub to my "Eating Healthy ~Feeling Great" Series! :) Lisa

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      Kimberly Lake 6 years ago from California

      Thank you for your comment! I hope you enjoy!

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      Loren's Gem 6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      I always love pasta and this dish sounds so simple yet so delicious. I'll try making this for my family. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :-)

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      daydreamer13 7 years ago

      Thank you! Sounds great!