350g pasta of your choice (penne, spaghetti, or fusilli)
4-5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Prepare Pasta: Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Saute Garlic and Tomatoes: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chopped tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes break down and form a sauce.
Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked pasta directly into the skillet with the tomato sauce. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Add Basil: Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the chopped basil leaves. The residual heat will help release the aromatic flavors of the basil.
Serve: Transfer the tomato basil pasta to serving plates. Optionally, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese for an extra layer of flavor. Garnish with additional fresh basil leaves if desired.
Enjoy: Serve the tomato basil pasta while it’s still warm and savor every bite of this simple yet delicious dish!
This classic tomato basil pasta is not only a breeze to prepare but also a delightful meal that celebrates the freshness of ingredients. Whether for a quick weekday dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this recipe promises to please your taste buds and bring a touch of Italian comfort to your table.