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Easy Loaded Spaghetti

By: Julie Sammarco, FaveHealthyRecipes Original Recipe

For an easy and flavorful pasta recipe that is chock full of tasty veggies, give this simple pasta dish a try for your next meal. In only 30 minutes, you'll have a delicious healthy low-cal pasta recipe ready to go. For the fussy eaters in your house, add a little bit of Parmigiano cheese for extra flavor. The tomato paste in this recipe really makes you feel like this sauce has been simmering on the stove all day ... just like mom made it. Enjoy!

Cooking Time30 min


  • 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or linguini
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 5 medium tomatoes, blanched peeled and mashed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 20 basil leaves, shredded
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8 whole black pitted olives
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup water
  • reduced fat Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper, ground


  1. Fry onions, red pepper and garlic in one tablespoon olive oil until onions are clear.
  2. Add tomatoes, pesto, one quarter of the shredded basil leaves, capers, tomato paste, olives and water, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta as directed on package. When cooked, drain and toss with one tablespoon olive oil and the rest of the shredded basil leaves.
  4. Serve with sauce over and topped with Parmesan cheese and ground pepper to taste.

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