Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

For serious basil lovers only. This is delicious and can accompany any Italian meal. I like that it calls for dried basil, something I always have on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, saute onion in the olive oil, along with the dried basil. Saute over medium heat and stir frequently so the basil does not burn.
  3. Cook until onions are tender and translucent.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. When pasta is done, drain and add onion basil mixture.
  6. Add cheese and toss to coat.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Add salt to taste if needed.
Most Helpful

Delicious and so simple. I used garlic instead of onion as a personal preference and it was great. Thank you.

Katanashrp April 10, 2013

This serious basil lover did love this pasta! I usually don't like whole wheat pasta that much, but I know how much healthier it is for you. With this recipe the whole wheat pasta tasted nice. :) I used 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh basil, and I used 1/2 cup mozzarella and a 1/2 cup of a mix of romano and parmesean cheese. Yummy! Made for My 3 Chefs November 2008.

Enjolinfam November 17, 2008