Saturday, July 9, 2011


serves 4
photo & recipe via Diva Eats World

All I have to say about this pasta dish is...Y-U-M! Such an easy and quick recipe to make, and so much flavor!

1 pound imported spaghetti (used regular ol' spaghetti)
3 pints fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, cut lengthwise
3 cloves of garlic, sliced in half lengthwise (I minced mine)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
6 basil leaves (more to garnish)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Put the water on for the pasta.

Put olive oil in warm pan; add garlic and crushed red pepper. Brown the garlic, be careful not to burn it but do get it nice and golden; add the tomatoes. Be careful it will splatter due to the moisture of the tomatoes. Add the basil leaves, salt and pepper. Cook the sauce on medium-high until the tomatoes start to break down. At this point, use the back of a fork or even a potato masher and crush the tomatoes slightly.

While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to box. Drain the pasta and put it in the pan with the sauce. Mix until all the noodles are covered. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh chopped basil.

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