Pasta with Basil Recipe
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Pasta with Basil Recipe

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If you like basil, you'll enjoy Italian flavor of this speedy side dish from Jaime Hampton of Birmingham, Alabama. "This is one of my husband's favorites," she writes. "It's super easy to make and tastes wonderful."
Recommended: Homemade Pasta Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked small tube pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 332 calories, 9g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 meat, 1 fat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in basil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Drain pasta; add to basil mixture. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese just until it begins to melt. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pasta with Basil in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p8

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 203764
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Making for first time for supper tonite. Ma very well use idea from previous post about using fresh mushrooms and another herb to add more *delicious*."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 203763
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Very bland"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 74473
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"Added 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms and a couple cloves of garlic to the onion and sauted the whole mess. That was good. I would double or triple the veggies though, if I made this again. The overall effect without the veggies was quite bland."

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