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Weeknight Pasta with Tomato Butter Sauce

Weeknight Pasta with Tomato Butter Sauce

Simple, yet special pasta recipe with a tomato butter sauce. Hello weeknight dinner!

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5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time


2 (12-ounce) packages mixed color small tomatoes

4 (2 tablespoons) Land O Lakes® Butter Balls

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

8 ounces uncooked dried gemelli pasta, cooked according to package directions

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place tomatoes into dry 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, shaking pan occasionally, 8-9 minutes or until tomatoes have browned in spots and are beginning to wrinkle and burst.

  2. STEP 2

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Add Butter Balls and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.

  3. STEP 3

    Using potato masher, break tomatoes apart. Add salt and vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta to pan; stir to coat.

  4. STEP 4

    Sprinkle with Parmesan and basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (1 serving)

320 Calories
8 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
510 Sodium (mg)
50 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
10 Protein (g)
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