Garden Fresh Pasta Dinner

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 3, 2008

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)

1. 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!
2. Cook pasta as directed. Drain. Pour marinating tomatoes over pasta. Srinkle cheese throughout. Let cheese melt. Serve warm.
3. Saute zucchini in EVOO or butter. Serve with pasta!


Cost $4.16

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

The Happy Housewife September 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm

This sounds like a great dish to take to a potluck! Thanks for sharing!


Martha A. September 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm

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!


Anonymous September 4, 2008 at 7:40 pm

okay, that’s enough. can yyou please tell me what evoo is?!


$5 Dinner Mom September 4, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Extra Virgen Olive Oil!!!

It’s Rachael Ray’s abbreviation!


WendyDarling September 5, 2008 at 10:25 am

This sounds wonderful!! :-) I can’t wait to try it. :-)


Mary Ellen ~ Carolina Momma September 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

Found you through The Grocery Cart Challenge. What a great recipe – delicious and simple!


Tammy May 1, 2009 at 12:24 am

Is that teaspoons or tablespoons of the EVOO?


Jen May 13, 2009 at 7:40 am

A capital “T” is tablespoon. Small “t” is teaspoon.

Hope that helps!


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