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!
– 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
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.