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Tomato Basil Pasta

This Tomato Basil Pasta recipe is a healthy, hearty, and delicious pasta dish that’s filled with juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and parmesan cheese! It’s ready in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights!


Gather your Ingredients

– 450 grams spaghetti or spaghettini pasta (1 lb) – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes – 4 cloves garlic (minced) – 1 tablespoon salted butter – ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (use anywhere from ⅛-½ teaspoon according to your tastes) – ½ cup fresh basil (or sub 1 tablespoon basil pesto) – ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan – salt and freshly cracked pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta al dente. Drain and reserve some of the pasta water.


Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil, then cook the tomatoes.


Add garlic, butter, and red pepper flakes and cook. Add some pasta water to form a sauce.


Add cooked pasta to the pan of tomatoes. Add basil and parmesan and stir well, adding leftover pasta water as needed to coat the pasta.