Pasta with Tomatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
Earlene Ertelt of Woodburn, Oregon found the recipe for Pasta with Tomatoes in the newspaper a few years ago and has used it frequently ever since. "My husband, Charles, and I are busy on our farm and with other activities, so quick and easy dishes like this one are very important to me," Earlene asserts.


  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked bow tie pasta or spaghetti
  • Fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Serve over pasta. If desired, garnish with basil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.