Easy Fusilli with Tomato Pesto Sauce

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Spiral pasta tossed with a super easy tomato sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and garnished with fresh basil. A lovely, simple dish. This is so easy and really yummy!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 14 ounces fusilli (spiral) pasta

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons pesto

  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, 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 and return to pot.

  3. Season tomato sauce with salt and pepper; stir in pesto. Pour sauce over hot cooked pasta and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese, garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
13g Fat
51g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* 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.