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One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta

 
One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
 
One serving costs about $1.83

$1.83 per serving

148858 people like this recipe

148,858 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

6 popular lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:92%

Spoonacular Score: 92%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pastan a try. For $1.83 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 6 servings with 424 calories, 20g of protein, and 14g of fat each. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 148858 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 30 minutes. A mixture of basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. To use up the extra virgin olive oil you could follow this main course with the Peach Crisp: Healthy Crisp for Breakfast as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 92%. This score is spectacular. Similar recipes include One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta, Tomato and Basil Pasta, and Italian Pasta with Tomato & Basil.

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:
1 bunch
1 bunch diced basil
diced basil
14.5 oz
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
0.56 cloves
0.56 cloves garlic
garlic
2 tsps
2 tsps dried oregano leaves
dried oregano leaves
some
some parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
12 oz
12 oz pasta
pasta
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
1 medium
1 medium sweet onion
sweet onion
4.5 cups
4.5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
low sodium vegetable broth
1 bunch diced basil
1 bunch
diced basil
14.5 oz diced canned tomatoes
14.5 oz
diced canned tomatoes
2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsps
extra virgin olive oil
0.56 cloves garlic
0.56 cloves
garlic
2 tsps dried oregano leaves
2 tsps
dried oregano leaves
some parmesan cheese
some
parmesan cheese
12 oz pasta
12 oz
pasta
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
0.25 tsps
red pepper flakes
1 medium sweet onion
1 medium
sweet onion
4.5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
4.5 cups
low sodium vegetable broth

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Apron Strings

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.83
Ingredient
1 bunch diced basil
14.5 ounces diced canned tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
some parmesan cheese
12 ounces pasta
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 medium sweet onion
4.5 cups low sodium vegetable broth
Price
$0.31
$0.88
$0.33
$0.33
$0.21
$3.79
$0.73
$0.03
$0.95
$3.40
$10.97

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!

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

  • 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).

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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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

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • 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.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
423 Calories
19g Protein
13g Total Fat
56g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
423
21%

Fat
13g
21%

  Saturated Fat
5g
36%

Carbohydrates
56g
19%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
1285mg
56%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
40%

Selenium
43µg
62%

Calcium
419mg
42%

Manganese
0.79mg
39%

Phosphorus
357mg
36%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Vitamin A
864IU
17%

Magnesium
65mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.32mg
16%

Vitamin K
16µg
16%

Fiber
4g
16%

Iron
2mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Potassium
444mg
13%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin C
9mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.19mg
11%

Vitamin B3
2mg
10%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
10%

Folate
36µg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.65mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.36µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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