Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
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Fettuccine with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

This recipe serves:  4
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 large clove garlic, minced
3 pounds very ripe plum tomatoes (about 15 tomatoes)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
freshly ground black pepper
12 ounces fettuccine
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Cooking Instructions
1. In a medium sized saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.

2. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring once in a while.

3. Add the basil, sugar, salt and pepper and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes more. Adjust the salt and pepper.

4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until it is al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

5. Return the pasta to the pot it was cooked in and toss it with the tomato-basil sauce. Divide the pasta among 4 serving bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve immedieately.

Serving Size: 1 bowl with sauce

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 379
  • Carbohydrate
  • 68 g
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 446 mg

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