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Five Ingredient Pasta Toss

Rated as 3.88 out of 5 Stars

"Pasta is tossed with white beans, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and a garlic infused olive oil. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the sauce and any leftover garlic olive oil. This isn't a hot pasta dish so it's perfect for summer."
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20 m servings 428 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine the olive oil and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Place the pasta, beans, tomatoes, basil, and 2 tablespoons of the garlic olive oil in a large bowl; toss gently until combined. Serve the remaining olive oil at the table to drizzle over individual servings.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 428 calories; 15.8 g fat; 63.7 g carbohydrates; 14.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 662 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very easy and delicious!since we like spicy I added a teaspoon of crused red pepper .

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This is not very good. Great idea, but needs a lot of help.

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This is not very good. Great idea, but needs a lot of help.

i did not care for this recipe. it really does need a LOT of help. back to the drawing board!

Very easy and delicious!since we like spicy I added a teaspoon of crused red pepper .

So fresh and light. The perfect snack or even as a main dish. A little too much oil for me, so I just eyeballed it and used a few drizzles.

Delicious! Even my husband who is a meat an potato man enjoyed it!

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I tried this for dinner last night and it was excellent. I didn't use the extra olive oil/garlic, so next time I would probably cut the olive oil/garlic mixture in half. My family enjoyed it a...

Great recipe. Makes a nice lunch, side, or dinner (just add some grilled chicken or fish). Used basil-infused olive oil and skipped the fresh basil. used garbanzo beans and rotini whole wheat pa...

I loved this. It was so easy and delicious. The only change I made was to heat the garlic and oil for the infusing instead of just letting it sit at room temp. Also, I used tri colored penne ins...