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Fettuccine Tomato Basil Salad

Fettuccine Tomato Basil Salad
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This simple yet tasty recipe is a breeze to prepare. Fettuccine pasta, tomatoes and basil create fresh flavors that will have everyone asking for more.

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  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Fettuccine (9 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed


PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOSS pasta with cheese, oil and vinegar. Add tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and ground black pepper.


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  •  Star(s)

    Just OK

    Joe Smith from las vegas, nv

    Easy to prepare, but had no flavor

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    some reviews

    chris from

    this recipe was great. i can't wait to make it again.

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    e c lupton from angier,nc

    add chicken 1/4 c vinegar 1/4 c oil more cheese to double recipe

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    Trinka Combs from Lake Worth, FL

    This meal is so easy and so yummy!!! It's definately worth a try and would be a nice meal to serve to guests.

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    Ana from Seattle

    I made this when my husband and I went on a picnic. It was soooo good cold and now my husband wants to go on more picnics. I think its because of the pasta! LOL Its so easy!!

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    good idea for cleaning out the fridge

    Alison from Switzerland

    Great way to use up odds and ends. I had leftover spiral pasta, leftover chicken, leftover veggies, and then added tomato, basil, oil, vinegar and cheese. All six of my kids liked it.

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    A Guarantee

    Apryl from Blair, Ne

    I am a huge pasta eater and this dish is by far in my top 5 of BEST PASTA'S! You have gotta try it, but beware once you try it you will get hooked.

  •  Star(s)

    First time cooker

    krit from

    It's so dead easy and delicious. What more can I say?

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    I was amazed

    Darcy Sheryak from Red Wing

    I was worried but everyone in my family loved it and have asked me to make it again. I added precooked chicken and it was still fast and great. My kids are 6 and 1 1/2 years old so this is a miracle!!

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    Emerald from

    I'm 11 and love to cook, I made this for one and didn't use red wine vinager or basil, I used 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic and 1 tablespoon grated parasen and regular spagetti. It was so good!!

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    Me from

    I loved this! It was so easy to make and my kids loved it too! The only thing I would change is I would add some chicken. Delicous!

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    accidental bruchetta

    Khalida Khan from Philadelphia PA

    I am a new cook and always looking for simple delicious meals for my family. I made this recipe tonight and mixed all the spices with the tomato to marinate while I cooked the pasta. Instead of tossing that mix with the pasta, I just spooned the tomato mix onto the dinner and served the rest with crackers. I also took another woman's suggestion to add chicken (with italian seasoning) and garlic. The only thing I forgot was a vegatable, but I suppose the tomato was good enough. I will definitely make this again. It was so easy.

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    Tisha from

    I really enjoyed this dish. I did add some garlic and chicken to the dish. I seasoned the chicken with italian seasoning and then coated it with parmesean cheese before putting it in the pasta. All three of my children enjoyed this dish they just picked out the tomatoes. I will make this dish again.

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    jolamijo from Indy

    Very good! 3 out of 4 kids liked it. Husband asked, "Where's the meat?" When I said that it's vegetarian, my oldest daughter asked "Is that in Asia?" It would be even better with some chicken or shrimp mixed in and maybe some garlic, too. Great dish from Vegetaria!

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    fettuccine tomato basil salad

    Maryann O'Neill from coatesville

    I made this recipe for a wedding party the night that they had their dinner and every body enjoyed it as well and they wanted to know where the recipe came from.

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    Christina from

    I couldn't find the refrigerator pasta so I bought some dry pasta. I sautéed a zucchini in some olive oil to add some green veggies. I used grated cheese in a package, not sure if that affected how cheesy it came out, but after trying it I decided to double up on the cheese as I had trouble noticing it. It was easy and worth making again. Next time I might experiment with some of the suggestions of others.

  •  Star(s)

    absolutely delicious

    allynn reissman from pittsburgh pa

    I made this for dinner, and my whole family went wild, it was so quick and easy to prepare, and the blending of the flavors of the fresh basil with the parmesean cheese was out of this world. I'm making this to take to a party thats how much we all enjoyed it, at last a new pasta salad that is a breeze to prepare and gets rave reviews to boot.

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    Alice from West Virginia

    I really loved this recipe! It is so easy to prepare and it tastes delicious. If you don't have the Buitoni pasta on hand I recommend substituting it with Angel Hair Pasta. Also adding some garlic fried in olive oil gives it some extra flavor.

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    Bea from Atlanta, GA

    This is a simply awesome, easy and quick meal! I did add sauted chicken (in olive oil, red wine vinegar and garlic) as well as black olives and mushrooms. Very flavorful and still light.

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    Shanna from Spokane, WA

    This is one of the first recipes I have tried from this site. We all loved it! I've made it twice in a week! It goes great with a cesar salad and some breadsticks. And Super simple to make! Definitely one of our favorite recipes.

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    So Good

    Jules from Fayetteville, Ohio

    This is something that only takes a few minutes yet it's taste is so great for something different from you every day pasta

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    Cindy from Massachusetts

    This is a great change from the everyday pasta. Everyone loved this dish. We had steamed mussels on the side. I did not have the pasta as it is in the recipe however I just used ziti and it was great. Another night I sauteed diced chicken in olive oil then added all the items and tossed it into the pasta. What a delightful dish.

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    Timberly Brinker from Evansville, Indiana

    This simple dish got rave reviews from my 3 kids and my husband. It was so easy to fix and quick. I look forward to more recipes.

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    Kellie Alcantara from York Town, VA

    This recipe is excellent, even my 3 yr old who is VERY PICKY about food liked it, I didn't have some of the regular ingredients so I substituted the tomatoes with canned chili seasoned tomatoes(drained) and I used Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil and Garlic seasoning ( we don't use salt in our food ) and added about 1 clove of fresh minced garlic and it turned out great, this recipe is so versitile you can do anything with it to suit your tastes or diet needs, I truly think you should try it, this is a dish I will definitely be making a lot.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    Kim from

    Everyone in the family loved this dish. It's good warm and cold. It reminds me of a very good bruschetta. I recommend this recipe, it's excellent!

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    Great for all seasons

    Jennifer from Raleigh

    This was a great, easy meal. Even though I couldn't find refrigerated pasta at my grocer, it was still very easy to make w/ dried pasta. A very refreshing, heart healthy meal. It would be great as a summer meal when hot out especially since it would require no cooking if one can get the refrigerated pasta. I bet it would be great meal if served hot as well. I made it to my own personal touch by adding some garlic salt and southwest seasoning. Yum Yum.

  •  Star(s)


    jpcinc1989 from Villanova, Pennsylvania

    I changed out the fettucine with angel hair pasta! My family loved it. The angel hair was a nice, light alternative to the fettucine for the summer! Had some italian bread and a salad!

  •  Star(s)

    Needs something

    Gina from Wisconsin

    This recipe sounded very tastey but was a bit disappointing. One plus was it was colorful and smelled good. It was a bit too acidic. We played around with the salt and pepper but that didn't do it..I wouldn't make this again.

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    Quick Easy and Delicious

    JoCarole from Altamonte Springs, FL

    This recipe is quick easy and delicious. I can prepare this in less than 30 minutes and do not have to add a lot of heat to my kitchen. The taste is an excellent reward for so little work.

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    Delicious Recipe!

    Tiffney from Dallas, TX

    I was amazed at how delicious this recipe is! It took about 15 minutes to prepare and serve it. I read over the reviews and combined the different ideas suggested for the recipe. I used my wok for this great recipe. I used Hunt's diced tomatoes with sweet onions instead of fresh tomatoes (not tomato season yet). I also substituted balsamic vinaigrette in place of the red wine vinaigrette, added grilled chicken and garnished with fresh parmesean. The wok is perfect for this recipe, and my family loved it. Delicious!

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    grandma_ho from

    We love this recipe. It's so easy and quick. I follow the recipe, but I did make a few changes. I do use a little more olive oil and more red wine vinegar. I also add broccoli florets. I steam the broccoli until crisp tender, then add it to hot noodles, fresh tomatoes & basil and serve it with grilled chicken.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    K. Macalister from

    This was very good, however I used pre-grated cheese and dried basil and I think it would be better with both fresh. My husband and I both liked it a lot though.

  •  Star(s)

    Great dish!

    Edna Bryant from

    When I made this dish, I was surprised at how good this dish would become. As a variation, I blanched 1 lb. of Roma tomatoes, peeling them and sauteed the tomatoes in some olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. I seasoned to taste with salt/pepper. I tossed the pasta with the tomato mixture plus Romano cheese. Excellent dish. I will be making again.

  •  Star(s)

    GOOD & EASY!!

    Michelle from New Orleans

    I thought this was an excellent recipe. I did add a few things, though. I did add chicken that I cooked on top of the stove. I sauteed the tomatoes with fresh minced garlic and red onion in a red pepper flavored olive oil. My husband LOVED it!!

  •  Star(s)

    Nothing like a quickie!

    Ted from

    This was a very fast meal to make. I would suggest as others did, dicing up a few mushrooms and putting them in with some garlic. I would also suggest substituting a stick of butter instead of the oil. This makes the dish non-dietetic but certainly adds quite a bit of flavor. I took heed of the red pepper suggestion as well. Talk about tasty! This was a great dish.

  •  Star(s)

    Fettuccine Tomato Basil Salad

    A Cook from San Ramon, CA

    This recipe was average. It was easy to make and nicely presented but the taste was bland --even after I spiced it up a notch. I added sliced mushroom, crushed red pepper, salt and garlic powder. I think next time I will add fresh minced garlic and sliced chicken breast or thigh.

  •  Star(s)

    fetuccini tomato basil salad

    L. Gregoire from Manitoba, Canada

    Excellent!! Here's something similar which is also very good. 3 ripe tomatoes chopped, 1 cup chopped fresh basil, 1-3 cloves garlic, 8 oz. brie peeled and cut up, 1/2 cup olive oil. Marinade at room temp for 2 hrs. Cook linguini and toss with above. Add freshly grated parmesan. Enjoy.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Delicious

    Jan S. from

    This recipe sounded too simple to taste good. I was very surprised at how delicious the final product was, and yet it was so easy. While the pasta is cooking, you have time to do the rest of the prep work. I will definitely make this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good.

    Danielle from Flushing, MI

    I like foods with lots of robust flavors, and I found this dish a little too "blah" for my taste -- even though it was very good. So, I roasted some green peppers and garlic and mixed them in with the basil and tomatoes , then I added fresh cracked black pepper and some kosher salt. The result? Delicious!

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    Christine from Orange

    Absolutely amazing; Mouthwatering!!

  •  Star(s)

    Lots of Potential

    Susan from Bridgehampton, NY

    Overall, this pasta dish was good. However it had no taste so you really have to season it up. Try adding seasoning salt, garlic powder and more salt and pepper.

  •  Star(s)

    This was delicious

    Jessica Bryant from Iowa City

    I can't believe how easy this was to make. And it was excellent. My husband is NOT a pasta eater, and he ate three helpings of this!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Pleasantly Surprised

    tierney from miami

    This dish was a very pleasant surprise! I sprinkled it with crumbled feta cheese alongside salmon and asparagus. It was a huge hit with my guest, who loved the sweetness of the tomatoes and the sourness of the red wine vinegar combined. This was a very easy and refreshing dish.

  •  Star(s)


    Tierney from Miami

    This dish was EXCELLENT! I served it alongside salmon and roasted asparagus. I used spinich and regular fettuccine to make it more colorful--I also added crumbled feta cheese with sun dried tomatoes. Will def. make this side dish again!!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Excellent

    Sandra from Wappinger Falls, NY

    This recipe went great with chicken and lemon sauce, also found on meals.com. Try it!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Easy, Very Good!

    Jean from New York

    I added a finely minced fresh clove of garlic to the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    delicious with a protein pep!

    courtney from aurora, co

    this is an excellent recipe!! to kick up the nutritional value, add cubed chicken breast and knock your socks off!

  •  Star(s)


    steve kang from piscataway, nj

    Does anyone know of any other good pasta dishes? This one surprised me, it was quite excellent. Will be using this recipe from time to time.

  •  Star(s)

    the very best thing

    Robyn Yvonne Vella from Coanda

    So what did you do to get this thing so great because all my family likes it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg (13% of DV)
  • Sodium: 200mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 39g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (15% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 25% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Fettuccine Tomato Basil Salad


  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Fettuccine (9 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed



PREPARE pasta according to package directions.

TOSS pasta with cheese, oil and vinegar. Add tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

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