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Tomato-Basil Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella

Fragrant fresh basil, fresh mozarella and the sweet flavor of organic tomatoes set this pasta apart from others.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole peeled tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3
cups uncooked rigatoni, penne or ziti pasta (8 oz)
8
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4
cup pine nuts, toasted

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in tomatoes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Stir in basil.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  • 3 Stir pasta into sauce. Cook until thoroughly heated. Into large serving bowl, pour pasta and sauce. Gently stir in cheese and pine nuts.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Pine nuts are harvested from the pine cones of several varieties of pine trees. They add a nice crunch and delicate flavor to this dish.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
24%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
79g
79%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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