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Tomato and Basil Pasta

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cup(s)

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 193

Total Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 10mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 39g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 6g

Protein: 8g

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Make this for: Dinner

Category: Meatless Entrees

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)


Fresh tomatoes and basil add a wonderful flavor to this light dish. Recipe courtesy of Quick Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

What you'll need

  • 4 med tomatoes, diced (4 cups)
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 6 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Step 1
    Mix the first five ingredients and let set a room temperature at least 1 hour.
  • Step 2
    Cook angel hair past according to package directions and drain.
  • Step 3
    Top pasta with tomato mixture. Serve immediately and top with Parmesan cheese (optional). (NOTE: One serving is a good source of fiber.)

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch: 2
  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 2