Tomato Basil Pasta


This tomato basil pasta with feta is a simple, flavorful dish served at room temperature. It keeps well in the refrigerator and is just as yummy the next day for lunch as a cold pasta salad.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cups diced tomatoes

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 leaves fresh basil, torn

  • 2 cloves crushed garlic

  • 10 ounces fusilli pasta

  • 1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Stir together tomatoes, onion, olive oil, basil, and garlic in a medium bowl until combined; set aside.

    an overhead view of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil mixed in a glass bowl.

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  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

    cooked spiral pasta noodles being strained

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  4. Toss warm pasta with feta and Parmesan cheese in a large serving bowl.

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  5. Stir in tomato mixture until well combined; season with salt and pepper.

    tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, seasonings, and spiral pasta noodles tossed together in a glass mixing bowl.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
23g Fat
40g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 270mg 6%

* 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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