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Tomato N Cheese Pasta

Garlic, basil and oregano add pizzazz to this savory side dish. The pasta is tender and moist, and there's plenty of cheese flavor. I like to serve it alongside steaks or chicken. -Dawn Dhooghe Concord, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked small tube pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Drain pasta; stir into saucepan.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Top with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 373 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 1048mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • kaid21
    May 7, 2015

    Really tasty, made as stated, would make again

  • jeremyandsanny
    Jul 3, 2010

    This is a favorite side dish with a grilled meat at our table. Do not overcook the pasta!

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    Feb 21, 2010

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  • Aquarelle
    Dec 20, 2008

    This makes a great meatless main dish, too, and is easily doubled. I bake it in individual gratin dishes and serve it with garlic bread and a green salad.

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    Oct 21, 2008

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  • Dawn V NC
    Sep 30, 2008

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    Aug 26, 2008

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    Sep 4, 2007

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    May 9, 2007

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