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Pasta with Basil and Dill

Jaime Inez
Pasta with Dill and Basil is a simple Italian meal that is perfect for the holidays. Fresh herbs like dill and basil add a nice flavor to pasta and are especially good with lemon. If you're trying to make homemade pasta at home, use lemon zest and juice and fresh basil to give the dish an authentic Italian flair. You can use the lemon peel to add an extra kick of flavor to the dish, but it is optional.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 397 kcal


  • pasta
  • olive oil
  • cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • dill I used dill tips that I bought from the grocer's
  • basil powder also bought from the grocer's
  • generous amount of garlic crushed
  • red bell peppers cut in strips
  • shiitake mushrooms cut in strips
  • red chili chopped
  • chicken breasts cut in strips
  • dried paprika
  • fish sauce
  • powdered pepper
  • hot water


  • Cook the pasta.
  • When done, set aside the pasta for later.
  • Put olive oil in a very hot pan.
  • Saute' a portion of the garlic.
  • Put the chicken when the garlic turns golden. Stir well.
  • When cooked, set the chicken aside.
  • Season the chicken with dill, fish sauce and pepper as it sits.
  • Using the same pan, add some more olive oil.
  • Saute' the rest of the garlic with the dried paprika.
  • Add the tomatoes with the garlic turns golden. Mix well.
  • When the tomatoes release their juices, add back the flavored chicken. Mix well.
  • Lower the heat.
  • Add water to prevent the pan from drying when we add the pasta later.

If you don't want a very spicy dish, you may remove the paprika before adding the water.

  • Season with basil powder; enough to leave its flavor into the dish.
  • Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  • Add the pasta into the dish. Mix well.
  • Add basil and dill, as you deem necessary.
  • Serve with a cold beverage.



Pasta with basil and dill is an absolute delight. It's a very satisfying snack or meal; and highly nutritious at that, too.
Keyword basil, dill, pasta