Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce

Eating a vegetarian dish at least once a week is a good way to save on groceries, and Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce is quick and easy.

White plate with fettuccine and tomato sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese

I almost always have the ingredients for pasta with marinara sauce on hand, and fresh basil adds a delicious touch to this dish; it’s so easy to grow your own year round if you have a sunny window.

Several large and healthy fresh basil plants growing in a sunny window

White plate with fettuccine and tomato sauce, topped with Parmesan cheese

Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 332
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Eating a vegetarian dish at least once a week is a good way to save on groceries, and Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce is quick and easy.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 28 oz whole tomatoes, broken up but undrained
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 oz fettuccine, cooked and kept warm
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve sauce over fettuccini with Parmesan cheese for garnish if desired.

Notes

Parmesan cheese garnish is not included in nutrition data.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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