Tomato & basil pasta bake

Tomato & basil pasta bake


Perfect for vegetarians, this tasty meal is packed with flavour, fibre and nutrients.

The ingredient of Tomato & basil pasta bake

  1. 300g dried wholemeal fusilli pasta
  2. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  3. 1 leek, pale section only, halved, washed, thinly sliced
  4. 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  5. 1 celery stick, ends trimmed, finely chopped
  6. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  7. 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  8. 2 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
  9. 120g (1/2 cup) fresh low-fat ricotta, crumbled
  10. Shredded fresh basil, extra, to serve

The instruction how to make Tomato & basil pasta bake

  1. Preheat oven to 180u00b0C. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the leek, carrot and celery, and cook, stirring, for 6 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the basil. Season with pepper.
  4. Add the tomato mixture to the pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof dish. Top with ricotta. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Top with extra basil to serve.

Nutritions of Tomato & basil pasta bake

fatContent: 315.48 calories
saturatedFatContent: 6.5 grams fat
carbohydrateContent: 2 grams saturated fat
sugarContent: 48 grams carbohydrates
cholesterolContent: 14 grams protein

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