Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; place pasta in a large bowl.
While pasta cooks, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes and salt; cover and cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil and pepper. Add tomato mixture to pasta; toss well to combine. Top with cheese.
I loved this. Simple and flavorful. Hubby did not enjoy it much. He wanted more of a sauce. I'll make it again when he's not home for dinner and I also think using fresh garden tomatoes will take this up a notch. Could also sprinkle in some red pepper flakes for a little zip.
Fantastic! served it next to broiled zucchini ( which I sprinkled with olive oil and little of dried oregano) paired it with white whine. My son who just likes junk food from can or bags, loved it. Little did he know all ingridients are fresh!
Loved it! Helped use up grape tomatoes from the garden. My 90-year old dad gobbled it up as did my husband. Definitely will make it again. We were fine with the ratio of sauce to pasta. I cut the salt in half and used coarsely grated cheese.