Pasta Margherita

388 calories, 15 g fat (6 g sat.), 15 g. protein

Photo by Barb D.

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 16

    ounces dried plain and/or spinach-flavor angel hair pasta or spaghetti

  • 1/4

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 2-1/3

    cups chopped roma tomatoes (10 medium)

  • 1

    tsp. salt

  • 1/2

    tsp. crushed red pepper

  • 8

    oz. tiny fresh mozzarella balls (pearls) or 1" fresh mozzarella balls, quartered

  • 1/2

    cup shredded fresh basil

  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. In a Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to Dutch oven; keep warm. 2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir for 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, salt and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until tomatoes soften. 3. Add tomato mixture to pasta, tossing to coat. Add cheese balls and basil; toss to coat. Place half of the mixture in an airtight container. Cover; chill up to 24 hours. Serve remaining mixture topped with Parmesan cheese if desired.

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