Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

This basil spaghetti with cheesy broiled tomatoes is a delicious and comforting pasta dish. The spaghetti is cooked al dente and tossed in a fragrant basil pesto sauce. The tomatoes are broiled until they are soft and juicy, then topped with a generous amount of melted cheese. The combination of the fresh basil, tangy tomatoes, and gooey cheese creates a burst of flavors in every bite. This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

5
23 Rating -
Rate
Vegdiet
30minstotal
30m.total
Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
plan
Bookmark

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

  • 2 ounce Spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic
  • 0.06 cup Pine Nuts
  • 0.13 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.06 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Tomatoes, Sliced
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • as needed Fresh Basil Leaves, For Garnish
  • as per your need Grated Parmesan Cheese, For Garnish

Directions: Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 2.While the spaghetti is cooking, prepare the basil pesto sauce by blending fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil in a food processor until smooth.
  • STEP 3.In a separate baking dish, arrange the tomato slices in a single layer and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Broil the tomatoes until they are soft and slightly charred.
  • STEP 4.Remove the tomatoes from the oven and sprinkle them with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return the dish to the broiler and cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • STEP 5.Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and toss it with the basil pesto sauce. Serve the spaghetti topped with the cheesy broiled tomatoes.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with additional fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • For a creamier pesto sauce, add a splash of heavy cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer, such as penne or linguine, instead of spaghetti.
  • To make this dish vegetarian-friendly, use vegetarian-friendly Parmesan cheese or omit it altogether.
  • If you don't have a broiler, you can also bake the tomatoes in a preheated oven at 400掳F (200掳C) until they are soft and the cheese is melted.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, simply microwave the leftovers or warm them in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Serve the basil spaghetti with cheesy broiled tomatoes as a main dish or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • Pair it with a fresh green salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
134
calories per serving
11 g Fat5 g Protein5 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    11g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Carbs
    5g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    5g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Fiber
    < 1g

Fats

  • Fat
    11g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    133mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    80mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    22mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    5mg
  • Vitamin E
    2mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    27mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    83mg
  • Selenium
    4mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
show more
Recipe By Slurrp