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Quick Easy Pasta Recipe

If you are looking for a quick easy pasta recipe, you've come to the right place! With only a few ingredients, you can have a great meal on the table in no time. If you don't have a red sauce handy, it's not a problem; by using fresh basil, tomatoes and a few pantry items, your dish will taste like you've been cooking it all day.

quick easy pasta recipe

Quick Easy Pasta Recipe

Tradition in our house is that every Sunday we enjoy pasta. I make a fresh pot of red sauce, salad and good hearty bread to dip into salt & peppered olive oil. It is delicious and easy.

This past Sunday, I went to take out of the freezer what I thought to be sauce, only to open the container and see that it was yogurt! I did not have sauce to serve on Sunday! What was I to do??

No worries…I made a quick easy pasta with tomatoes, basil, beans, garlic and onion….a few shaves of Romano cheese and we had dinner!

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Quick Easy Pasta

Quick Easy Pasta

When time is short, this easy pasta recipe hits the spot. Full of fresh tomatoes, beans, and pasta, this dish can be on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 box Linguini, or any pasta you like
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans, White Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 5 fresh plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Parsley, dried or fresh
  • 5 large leaves fresh basil, chopped


  1. In pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Reserve about a cup of the water for pasta bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in fry pan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until tender.
  4. Add canned diced tomatoes and all spices.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add beans.
  7. Heat through.
  8. When pasta is done, add reserved liquid to serving bowl.
  9. Add drained pasta.
  10. Top with ingredients from fry pan and toss in fresh tomatoes.
  11. Top with a couple of basil leaves and shaved Romano cheese.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g

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quick easy pasta recipe

This quick and easy pasta recipe made a delicious and nutritious meal to keep our Sunday pasta tradition going – even when I didn't have any red sauce.

I have another easy one-pan recipe for vegetable pasta you might like to try. Do you have a favorite pasta dish? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

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