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Fettuccine & Buttery Fresh Basil Tomato Sauce! Tender homemade pasta coated in a buttery white wine sauce seasoned with flecks of fresh basil and juicy perfectly wilted heirloom tomatoes!
Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Fresh Tomato BasilPasta is a recipe for homemade pasta coated in a buttery white wine sauce withheirloom tomatoes and fresh basil.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy tomato basil pasta, easy fresh tomato sauce, tomato basil pasta, tomato basil pasta sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
  • 1 recipe fresh pasta , or 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, , divided
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion, s, uch as Vidalia
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 pint heirloom tomatoes, , halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  1. Cook pasta according to recipe or package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  2. In large non-stick skillet melt 2 Tbs. butter over medium-high heat and cook onion, garlic, kosher salt and cracked black pepper until just tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook just until tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add wine and cook 1 minute.
  5. Stir in reserved 1/2 cup pasta water and remaining 2 Tbs. butter and cook until a sauce forms.
  6. Stir in fresh basil and cooked pasta, tossing until evenly coated and heated through, 1 minute.
Recipe Notes

Makes 8 cups/4 servings.

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • No time to make homemade pasta? Use your favorite boxed pasta
  • Make it with chopped plum tomatoes
  • Yellow or red onion can easily substitute for sweet onion
Nutrition Facts
Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1513IU30%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.