Tomato Basil Pasta (Recipe)

June 4, 2022

Tomato Basil Pasta (Recipe)


✅ 12 ounces whole grain penne pasta

✅ 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)

✅ ½ cup diced onion

✅ 2 cloves garlic minced

✅ 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half

✅ 6-8 leaves fresh basil sliced into thin strips (chiffonade), plus some for garnish
✅ Salt & pepper

✅ 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese plus some for garnish


1️⃣ Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the penne pasta and cook, until about three-quarters of the way done (2 minutes under what's called for on the package.

2️⃣ Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until soft; about 3 minutes. Stir in red pepper flakes and garlic and cook for 1 minutes before adding the tomatoes and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes just begin to blister, about 2 minutes. Add a ladle full of the pasta water (about ¾-1 cup) and the chopped basil to the tomatoes.

3️⃣ Add the pasta to the saute pan and bring to a boil. The liquid will reduce as the pasta finishes to form a sauce; 3-4 minutes. Stir in ⅓ cup fresh grated Parmesan.

4️⃣ Season with salt and garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.


Servings : 4
Ready in : 10 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 466kcal

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