Pasta Margherita

Per 1¼ cups: 388 calories 3 G fiber 48 G carbs 15 G protein

Pasta Margherita

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  • 16

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

  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 4

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 10

    roma tomatoes, chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • ½

    teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 8

    ounces tiny fresh mozzarella balls

  • ½

    cup shredded fresh basil

  • finely shredded parmesan cheese


In a large pot cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to pot; keep warm. Meanwhile, in a very large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Add tomato mixture to pasta; toss to coat. Add mozzarella cheese and basil; toss to coat.


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