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Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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