Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Onions and Cheese


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 onion diced, depending on how much you like onion--or leave it out!
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound mozzarella cubed or shredded Cheddar cheese
  • basil to taste chopped (start with 3/4 cup or so)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 pound fettuccine sea shell, or other pasta


  • Put the olive oil, tomatoes, onion, mozzarella, basil, and salt in a bowl and mix together. Let stand at room temperature an hour or so.
  • Cook the pasta and drain, then stir into the tomato mixture.
  • Variation: Use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella. Add some chopped parsley and crushed red pepper. Omit the pasta, cut down on the cheese, and serve it as a tomato salad on the side!