Fresh Tomato Basil Linguine

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Recipe: #1400

October 25, 2011

"This is my new favorite pasta recipe. I've made it about 10 times the last few months because it's so easy and so good. It's adapted from a grocery store recipe. It's great even without the chicken. You can add onion to this also by sauteing some in the olive oil before adding the tomatoes. Please use all fresh ingredients for the best results."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (474.1 g)
  • Calories 647.3
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.3 mg
  • Sodium - 784.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 80.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 47.9 g
  • Calcium - 188.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 43.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

I have everything going at once for a quick dinner but if you can't do that toss a little olive oil with the cooked pasta to keep it from sticking. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Optional:Toss with desired spices. Cook the chicken by desired manner and cut into strips. Optional: toss with desired spices.

Step 2

Sauce:. In a skillet heat olive oil. Add tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat until tomatoes break down into a sauce. Add parsley and basil cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add lemon juice, cook 1 more minute and remove from heat.

Step 3

To serve: Divide pasta into 2 bowls, ladle sauce over pasta and sprinkle parmesan over sauce.


No special items needed.

32 Reviews


This is delicious, my wife makes this often!


review by:
(2 Dec 2023)

Wayne Peters

This is one of those special recipes that you can tuck away as part of your secret stash of fantastic recipes that is sure to impress! Quick, easy, and way too delicious to be a regular old recipe. Fantastic!


review by:
(21 Apr 2016)


This doesn't take a long time to make and it is so good! I love the flavor of the fresh basil in with lemon and other ingredients. I could eat this a couple of times a week it's so good!


review by:
(12 Mar 2015)

Mimi Bobeck

If you have not made this you are missing out on a amazing meal! I have made this twice now and it is really good with our garden tomatoes picked fresh from the garden, and basil from my herb garden right outside my door!


review by:
(22 Jul 2014)


I think I could eat this every day. The ingredients are so fresh and blend so well together, and the flavor is fabulous! It's amazing to me how simple ingredients make a simple dish taste so great! I used whole grain pasta and low fat Parmesan cheese to cut some of the fat and carbs without the flavor suffering at all. I love that idea!


review by:
(26 Feb 2014)


With fresh basil ready to use from my garden, I was excited to make this for my family. We are pasta eaters from way back and this looked too good to pass up. Simply devine with shrimp!


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(30 Aug 2013)

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