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tomato basil pasta

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Yummy pasta

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tomato basil pasta

  • 2 c
    mini penne pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 sm
    shallots minced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil chopped

How To Make tomato basil pasta

  • 1
    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile add oil to a saucepan.
  • 2
    Add the shallots and garlic and saute until tender. Stir in the tomato paste. Add the heavy cream.
  • 3
    Add the Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and cook until melted add the oregano. Drain the pasta reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  • 4
    Add the penne to the sauce and use a little pasta water to help the sauce adhere to the pasta. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Stir in the basil and serve

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