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One Pot Pasta With Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

 
 
One serving costs about $1.69

$1.69 per serving

111 people like this recipe

111 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:64%

Spoonacular Score: 64%

 

One Pot Pasta With Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella might be just the main course you are searching for. For $1.69 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 512 calories, 23g of protein, and 26g of fat. 111 person have made this recipe and would make it again. If you have canned tomatoes, chicken broth, basil leaves, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 67%. This score is solid. Try Tomato-Basil Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella, Caprese Salad with a Twist – Avocado, Tomato, Mozzarellan and Basil with Pasta, and Tomato, Basil And Mozzarella Salad for similar recipes.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
14.5 oz
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
2 cups
2 cups chicken broth
chicken broth
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps dried basil leaves
dried basil leaves
0.2 leaf
0.2 leaf fresh basil
fresh basil
3 cups
3 cups fusilli pasta
fusilli pasta
0.22 cloves
0.22 cloves garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps heavy cream
heavy cream
4 oz
4 oz fresh mozzarella
fresh mozzarella
1 tsp
1 tsp olive oil
olive oil
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
0.5 lb
0.5 lb italian sausage
italian sausage
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp sugar
sugar
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
14.5 oz
diced canned tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups
chicken broth
0.25 tsps dried basil leaves
0.25 tsps
dried basil leaves
0.2 leaf fresh basil
0.2 leaf
fresh basil
3 cups fusilli pasta
3 cups
fusilli pasta
0.22 cloves garlic
0.22 cloves
garlic
2 Tbsps heavy cream
2 Tbsps
heavy cream
4 oz fresh mozzarella
4 oz
fresh mozzarella
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp
olive oil
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
0.5 lb italian sausage
0.5 lb
italian sausage
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp
sugar

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Lovely Little Kitchen

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.69
Ingredient
14.5 ounces diced canned tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
¼ teaspoons dried basil leaves
5 leaves fresh basil
3 cups fusilli pasta
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 ounces fresh mozzarella
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ pounds italian sausage
1 tablespoon sugar
Price
$0.88
$1.51
$0.02
$0.10
$0.39
$0.13
$0.16
$1.74
$0.05
$1.76
$0.02
$6.76

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
511 Calories
23g Protein
26g Total Fat
45g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
511
26%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
10g
67%

Carbohydrates
45g
15%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
73mg
25%

Sodium
1255mg
55%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
23g
46%

Selenium
34µg
49%

Manganese
0.71mg
35%

Phosphorus
317mg
32%

Vitamin B3
5mg
27%

Vitamin C
18mg
23%

Vitamin B6
0.43mg
22%

Calcium
209mg
21%

Zinc
3mg
21%

Copper
0.4mg
20%

Vitamin B12
1µg
20%

Potassium
672mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.29mg
19%

Iron
3mg
17%

Magnesium
60mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Fiber
3g
14%

Vitamin A
601IU
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin K
10µg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.94mg
9%

Folate
24µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.9µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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