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Classic Tomato and Basil Pasta

classic tomato basil pasta
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Simply a classic! Serve by itself or as a side to any grilled meats or fish.
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 14 oz. bag of Heart shaped pasta (or any pasta shape!)
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ cups sliced green onions
  • ¼ - ½ cup fresh basil, chopped, or 1-2 t. dried basil
  • 1 28 oz. can Italian diced tomatoes, drained (or the equivalent of fresh tomatoes)
  • 1 t. salt, or to taste
  • ¼ t. freshly ground pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for topping

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add chopped garlic and green onions and sauté briefly.
    2. Add tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper to combine until hot.
    3. Reduce heat and keep warm.
    4. Cook heart pasta in gently boiling water for approx. 6 minutes until tender but firm (salt optional). Or follow package instructions if using other pasta.
    5. Drain and add to tomato basil sauce.
    6. Raise heat and gently combine until hot.
    7. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

     

    Recipe courtesy of Carey Aron, originally posted by World of Pastabilities