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Pasta with Basil Recipe

Pasta with Basil Recipe

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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with 1 tablespoon oil and part-skim mozzarella cheese) equals 332 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 meat, 1 fat.

Reviews for Pasta with Basil

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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*."

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Very bland"

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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