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Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad

This Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad Recipe will become a staple in your home. Overall it’s pretty versatile and can be made for your families tastes.

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad (via MyHeavenlyRecipes.com) - This Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad Recipe will become a staple in your home. Overall it’s pretty versatile and can be made for your families tastes!

Over the past two years I have really been trying to feed my family fresh clean foods. The children that once wouldn’t eat asparagus, green beans and onions now ASK for them! As a Mom that is a huge W and I’ll take it!

My family enjoys their carbs. One of our favorite pastas is Parmesan Noodles. All it is is Rotini Noodles, Butter and Parmesan Cheese. It’s super simple and the kiddos ask for it after they’ve been sick and starting to feel better.

Another favorite of ours is this Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad. We grow Basil all year round as it’s one of my favorite herbs to cook with. Being that we eat a lot of pastas it comes in handy. One of the girls chores is to tend to the Basil so they are always excited to water it and then grab me a few leaves as we are cooking in the kitchen.

I created this recipe when I was at home with all 3 kids {one a newborn} and it’s become another go to when the kiddos are hungry! I hope your family enjoys it just as much as we do!

Ingredients

½ box Rotini Noodles

1/2-3/4 c Ricotta Cheese

1 c halved cherry tomatoes

2 tsp fresh basil chopped

¼ tsp salt

Pepper to taste

* Parmesan Cheese

  1. Boil water and cook to directions on your noodles box.
  2. In a large bowl mix the cherry tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. The salt helps let the tomatoes to sweat a bit.
  3. Drain noodles.
  4. Add noodles to your tomato mixture and stir.
  5. While noodles are still warm add the Ricotta cheese and mix. Ensure that all the noodles are coated with the Ricotta Cheese.

If you need a little bit of Parmesan Cheese sprinkle on to your liking. Two of my kids like it with the Parmesan Cheese and the rest of us don’t. So it’s all up to your families taste buds!

You can use this Pasta Salad Recipe as a side or main dish. ENJOY!

Is this Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta Salad Recipe going to be on your families menu this week?

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