Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil is a really basic but good pasta recipe from Muir Glen. It’s supposed to be made with Angel Hair, but we use whatever spaghetti is around, including whole grain. You can use fresh tomatoes or good quality canned diced tomatoes. The fire roasted kind are especially good. For the olive oil, we use Greek olive oil, the best parmesan cheese we can find and fresh basil. The fresh basil is key.
Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil
8 oz angel hair pasta or regular or whole grain spaghetti
2 tablespoons good olive oil plus 1 tablespoon for tossing with pasta
2/3 cup diced onions
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes (Muir Glen fire roasted)
1/4 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt (or pinch of table salt)
1/4 cup fresh cut basil
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Cook the pasta as package directs, drain and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
While pasta cooks, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan. I use a 12 inch lidded All-Clad sauté pan.
Add the onions to the oil and cook for about 5 minutes, then add garlic, tomatoes and salt to taste – consider the amount listed above a suggestion.
Pour the tomato mixture over the drained pasta and toss in the basil and parmesan cheese.
This sounds like a recipe my husband would love! With the fire roasted tomatoes and the red pepper flakes, this would be right up his alley. Of course I would never make it without the fresh basil, because that would be the highlight for me!
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Get her making risotto. Sounds ambitious, but kids tend to have more patience for the endless stirring. I have some good ones I can forward!
Awesome job! I would wolf it down too, maybe with some sausage added:)
Funny you should pose this question – my six year old niece finds comfort in mixing and baking as you described. But if Fuzz is more of a cook than a baker, more power to her! She probably makes this pasta dish much better than I could!
Yum, and easy!!! Right up my alley for healthy food!
That would be perfect! Pretty soon, Fuzz can cook the meal and you can be in charge of dessert! The pasta looks great! I love the Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes.
Who needs Bertolli when you have Fuzz?! 😉
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