Garden Fresh Pasta Dinner

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Garden Fresh Pasta Dinner

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 1 box Bowtie Pasta ($1.25)
  • 3-4 Fresh tomatoes from the garden, diced (Free!)
  • 3-4 Fresh Basil Leaves, finely chopped (Free!)
  • 1-2 cup mozzerella cheese ($1.67)
  • 4 T EVOO ($.25)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped ($.10)
  • 1 zucchini ($.79)
  • 1 T EVOO or Butter ($.10)


  • Marinate diced tomatoes and basil in EVOO (can you tell I watch Rachael Ray?!) and garlic. Add a splash of vinegar to the marinade if you like!
  • Cook pasta as directed. Drain. Pour marinating tomatoes over pasta. Sprinkle cheese throughout. Let cheese melt. Serve warm.
  • Saute zucchini in EVOO or butter. Serve with pasta!


Cost $4.16

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  1. Martha A. says

    Yummy! That sounds so good! I was not able to grow basil this year.
    Just think how nice it would have been if you grew the zucchini too!
    i just posted on the Tapestries of the Heart blog on how to make your own Mozzarella cheese in case you are interested!

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