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pasta recipe with grape tomatoes and basil

Simple Summer Pasta

Looking for a light summer pasta that tastes like summer? Simple Summer Pasta is it! If you have a garden, use your homegrown tomatoes and basil.
Course main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz. of your favorite pasta
  • 2 oz. cream cheese softened

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine basil, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  4. With the heat on low, stir in cream cheese until melted and combined.
  5. Stir in the basil-tomato mixture and enjoy Simple Summer Pasta.