Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe
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Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

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With the delectable combination of basil, tomatoes and mozzarella, this warm pasta medley makes a wonderful meatless side or main course. From Avon Lake, Ohio, Sandy Jenkins writes, “Everyone in our family loves this recipe, and it’s such a great way to use fresh tomatoes from your garden.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 12 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/4 cups julienned fresh basil
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1-2/3 cups equals 398 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, olives, vinegar, salt and pepper. Drain spaghetti; add to tomato mixture and toss to combine.
  2. In a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in oil until tender. Pour over spaghetti mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p6

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Loved this! Sauteed mushrooms and green peppers with the garlic."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"I thought this sounded good, but I didn't know it was going to be so good!! My husband called it "bruschetta spaghetti". I made it with WW pasta, which gave it a sweetness and added flavour. We'll definitely be making it again!!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

"This recipe was absoulutely delicious.My kids really liked and it was simple to make.The garlic does add jut the right touch.


Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I am going to try this recipe as soon as I can; it sounds absolutely delicious! Always watching my diet, this is a great way to do it!Sylvia,Naples, Fla."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"This recipe sound simply wonderful and easy. The garlic adds just the right touch. Yum,

B Monroe, Sparta, MI"

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