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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Onion

May 24, 2006

1/2 cup olive oil

2 pounds tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound mozzarella, cubed

1 pound fettuccine or other pasta

Fresh basil, chopped (to taste - try about 3/4 cup)

Salt to taste

Put the olive oil, tomatoes, onion, garlic, mozzarella, basil and salt in a bowl and mix together. Let stand at room temperature about one hour.

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Cook the pasta and drain. Stir pasta into the tomato mixture.

Variation: Use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. Try adding chopped parsley or crushed red pepper.

Serves about 6. Cost is about $9.60, or $1.60 per serving.

- Recipe by Ellen Ferlazzo, creator of www.cheapcooking.com

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