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Pasta with Basil

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.
  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.

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  • Joscy
    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
    Nov 12, 2010

    Very bland

  • chefsuzn
    Jun 22, 2009

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  • keverwann
    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.

  • bkcallaway
    Jul 8, 2006

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  • momof3mikedrewtori
    Jul 6, 2006

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