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Fusilli Checca

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Ingredients
  Fusilli pasta 1⁄2 Pound
  Grape tomatoes/Cherry tomatoes 1 Box
  Fresh mozzarella 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic clove 1 Large, finely chopped
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh chopped basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs) (for boiling pasta)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a medium saucepan bring about 6-8 cups of water to a boil. Add in a pinch of salt to your water. Once the water is at a boil add the fusilli.
2. Cook the noodles for about ten minutes or until al dente. Make sure the pasta is cooked throughout.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, add the tomatoes, mozzarella, chopped garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Give all the ingredients a big toss and set aside until the noodles are ready.
4. Once the noodles are done drain the water and place in the mixing bowl. Gently toss the noodle with the tomato mixture.
5. Add fresh basil into the mixing bowl with all the ingredients. Gently give another toss.

SERVING
6. This meal is to be served warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 674 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g29.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40.6 mg13.5%

Sodium 817.6 mg34.1%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.2%

Sugars 17.1 g

Protein 25 g49.6%

Vitamin A 14.6% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 16.5% Iron 6.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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