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15-Minute Vegetarian Pasta

Try this 15-Minute Vegetarian Pasta recipe for an uncomplicated weekday dinner. Ultra easy and delicious, it will make everyone happy—guaranteed!

15-minute pasta

15-Minute Vegetarian Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 12 oz pasta of your choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 French shallots finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 3 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves lightly packed and chopped
  • grated parmesan optional
  • salt and black pepper from the mill


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta—reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water—and return to the saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and hot pepper flakes and cook, scraping the bottom of the skillet, until the wine has evaporated.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until the skin begins to crease.
  • In the saucepan, add the tomato mixture, reserved cooking water, and basil to the pasta and mix well to coat the pasta.
  • Salt and pepper. Serve with Parmesan, if desired.
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