Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil (Ina Garten) Recipe

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Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil (Ina Garten)
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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt and a splash of oil to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the 1/2 cup of olive oil in a large (12-inch) saute pan. Add the garlic to the oil and cook over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, thyme, 2 teaspoons salt, the pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to soften but don't break up.
  3. While the tomatoes are cooking, add the capellini to the pot of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water.
  4. Place the pasta in a large serving bowl, add the tomatoes and Parmesan and toss well. Add some of the pasta water if the pasta seems too dry. Serve large bowls of pasta with extra basil sprinkled on top and a big bowl of extra Parmesan on the side.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 435.73 Kcal (1824 kJ)
Calories from fat 238.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.54g 41%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 387.41mg 16%
Potassium 159.95mg 3%
Total Carbs 34.7g 12%
Sugars 2.68g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.95g 12%
Protein 15.34g 31%
Vitamin C 9.4mg 16%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 294mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 293.73 Kcal (1230 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.89g 41%
Cholesterol 14.83mg 7%
Sodium 261.15mg 16%
Potassium 107.82mg 3%
Total Carbs 23.39g 12%
Sugars 1.81g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.99g 12%
Protein 10.34g 31%
Vitamin C 6.4mg 16%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Calcium 198.2mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.3
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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