Our six-ingredient garlicky pasta recipe shows how simplicity is a virtue. A few pantry staples and fresh, ripe tomatoes are all you need to make this 25-minute meal.
3 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
6 cups hot cooked campanella (about 12 ounces uncooked pasta)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add chopped tomatoes; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Add pasta, basil, cheese, salt, and pepper, tossing gently to combine.
We all thought this was fantastic. It is very fresh and flavorful. We used radiators because we could not find campanella. I also cut the salt to 1 teaspoon and added 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper. Will definitely make again.
This meal reminded of how much I love basil. My family absolutely loved this. Both my children had 3 servings! I'm always looking for meatless meals to incorporate into our diet. I'll definitely be making this one again. As we are not big salt eaters, I skipped it and honestly, I don't think it's necessary.
Simple and classic, but delicious. I can't exactly speak to the measurements used, given I just eyeballed everything and did the spices to taste (I made the recipe for one), but I loved the flavors together. I used whole wheat spaghetti and it was great.