Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

author Shawna Coronado   8 year ago

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Easy Tomato Basil Pasta with (or without) Chicken Recipe

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CREAMY TOMATO-BASIL PASTA with SHRIMP INGREDIENTS - 3 cups farfalle (bow-tie pasta) - 4 Tbs Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing - Divided - 1 cup chicken broth - 1/2 tspn garlic powder - 1/2 tspn black pepper - 4 oz. PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese (cube cheese) - 2 cups grape tomatoes - halved - 8 basil leaves - cut into strips - 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese - 1 pound of medium shrimp - peeled and deveined DIRECTIONS 1. Add pasta to water. 2. Add 2 Tbs of dressing to large sauce pan over medium heat. 3. Toss in shrimp, stir, cook 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp becomes pink. 4. Remove shrimp from pan and keep warm. 5. Add remaining 2 Tbs of dressing, chicken broth, garlic powder, and pepper to pan. 6. Stir and deglaze pan for 2 minutes. 7. Add Neufchatel cheese and cook til cheese melts. 8. Add tomatoes and stir for 1 minute. 9. Add half the basil and stir. 10. Drain pasta and add to cream sauce in pan. 11. Add Parmesan cheese and stir. 12. Stir in shrimp. 13. Add remaining basil 14. Serve and Enjoy!! :-))

Shawna Coronado and Chef Ryan Hutmacher, "The Centered Chef", prepare a healthy meal for four of Tomato Basil Pasta for $10 or less. Each meal in the Living Lean & Green cooking series is prepared utilizing fresh, sustainably grown, organic vegetables from Shawna's front lawn vegetable garden.

In today's difficult economy, one of the most challenging things to do is to feed our family good, nutritious, chemical-free food for a reasonable price. This need has inspired a video series called "Living Lean & Green; How To Cook Healthy For $10 or Less".

Below you see the first video of the series which features Chef Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef of Centered Chef Food Studios (, cooking with me (Shawna Coronado - in my front lawn vegetable garden. Together, we are creating meals which cost a family of four $10 or less to prepare and features organic vegetables I have grown myself.

Our goal is to show the everyday person that it is possible to grow your own vegetables sustainably, then use these vegetables to feed a family of four on the cheap utilizing Chef Ryan' Hutmacher's amazingly healthy recipes.

Sponsored by Aquascape Inc., this ten recipe video series shows vegetables watered with a rain-water cistern and grown at my home in the front lawn of a Chicagoland suburban community -- something any family can do to help feed themselves in this down economic time.

Today's Tomato Basil Pasta recipe features tomatoes I grew myself. Please link to instructions here on - HOW TO PLANT A TOMATO -
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Tomato Basil pasta

2/3 lb your favorite 100% whole wheat pasta, uncooked
5 cups chopped tomatoes
1 tsp minced garlic
3 5/8 Tbs fresh basil, chopped
1 1/3 Tbs olive oil

black pepper and salt to taste

1/2 a lemon
3 Tbs (about 1 ounce) Parmesan cheese, shredded

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil in order to cook pasta. Pre-cook pasta to make preparation even easier.

2. To prepare sauce - combine tomatoes, garlic and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil. Add half the parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Prepare pasta according to package directions. When completely cooked, drain. Place hot pasta atop tomato mixture and toss -- it will cook slightly during the toss process.

4. Drizzle lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve immediately.

Servings: 4

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