Here’s a quick easy dinner recipe that requires only minimal cooking — just boiling pasta — and is ready in twenty minutes or less. I made this easy healthy recipe for dinner last week and everyone agreed that it’s a tasty creamy keeper!
This is one of those quick dinner recipes you’ll never tire of – simple and sophisticated at the same time.
This is perfect easy summer recipe, since it requires minimal cooking, and ingredients and calls for fresh tomatoes.
I couldn’t wait till summer to try it so I used canned diced tomatoes, instead.
I can’t wait to try it again when fresh tomatoes are at their peak of flavor and ripeness.
With just 5 ingredients (not counting oil), this is one of those easy quick dinners you can make for dinner again and again. I think your family will love it the way mine did.
Recipe for Whole Wheat Fettucini with Brie and Tomatoes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
1/2 to 3/4 pound Brie cheese
(room temperature or softened for 30 or so seconds in microwave)
4 large ripe tomatoes, diced (around 4 cups), or 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
1 cup fresh basil, torn or cut into strips
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pound whole wheat fettuccini
1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until it’s al dente.
2. While the water is coming to a boil and the pasta is cooking prepare the ‘sauce. Remove the Brie rind and cut or tear the cheese into pieces and place them in a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes, basil, garlic, and oil to your serving bowl.
3. As soon as the pasta is done, drain and dump it into your serving bowl. Toss all ingredients together until the brie is melty. Serve immediately.
Variation: If you’re not a fan of Brie, I think this quick and easy dinner recipe would be great with fresh mozzarella instead.
Serve with Suggesions: A simple mixed green salad like my favorite chopped romaine and dill, sauteed zucchini, or green beans to up your daily veggie quotient.
Adapted From: The Six O’Clock Scramble: Quick, Healthy, and Delicious Dinner Recipes for Busy Families by Aviva Goldfarb
More Easy Dinner Ideas and Quick Easy Dinner Recipes
Mediterranean Chicken – Another great easy dinner recipe with chicken, pasta, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese
Italian Sausage & Pasta Recipe – One of my favorite easy healthy dinner recipes from one of my favorite old Jacques Pepin Cookbooks, Cooking with Claudine.
Tomatoes, Basil and Brown Rice Salad – a great easy healthy recipe for rice salad that would make a great easy dinner served with grilled chicken or fish.
Shrimp & Pasta Recipes Easy and delicious – easy dinners using pasta and shrimp, some with only 5 ingredients or less (not counting oil or salt and pepper.)
Do you have any quick dinner recipes or quick easy dinner recipes you’d like to share? I would love to learn about your favorite easy and quick recipes and other easy recipe ideas.
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