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Alexandra's Favorite Pasta

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Pasta twirled on plate






  • 2 tsp.olive oil
  • 1 28 oz. can plum tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. spaghetti or fettuccine, uncooked
  • 7 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes

Tip: Pair with a quick side salad or some green vegetables and you’ve got a healthy dinner in well under 30 minutes.


  1. Cube tomatoes; over medium heat, cook with garlic and olive oil for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente, drain and place in serving bowl.
  3. Add tomatoes, cheeses and red pepper flakes; toss.
  4. Cover bowl for five minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  5. Toss again before serving.

Nutritional Analysis
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Calories: 415
Protein: 21 g
Total Fat: 10 g (1 g Saturated, 2 g Mono)
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Carbohydrates: 60 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 461 mg

Recipe provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition.