Cajun Pasta Fresca

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This is my absolute favorite dish! If you like food with just a little kick and you are a pasta fan...this recipe is for you!

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound vermicelli pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 13 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. While the pasta water is boiling, in a large skillet over medium heat, briefly saute garlic in oil. Stir in tomatoes and their juice and sprinkle with salt. When tomatoes are bubbly, mash slightly with a fork. Stir in parsley, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes more.

  3. Toss hot pasta with tomato sauce, Cajun seasoning, mozzarella and Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 1178mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 372mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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