Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Food Styling: Robyn Valarik
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Raw tomatoes get juicy as they stand, helping to create the sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine oil, garlic, and 3/4 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Chop 1 cup of the tomatoes and add to bowl. Cut remaining tomatoes in half and stir into mixture; let stand about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook pasta as package directs in a large pot of salted boiling water.

Step 3

Drain pasta, saving 1 cup water. Toss pasta with tomato mixture, then with cheese and all but 1 tbsp. basil. Mix in a little pasta water if needed for a looser texture. Sprinkle remaining basil on top and season with salt.

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Ratings & Reviews

cookfromsocal's Review

October 13, 2013
Hubby and I enjoyed this, As previous reviewers stated, I used half the olive oil and that was enough. I put in two large garlic cloves and tasted the garlic all night. Next time will use smaller cloves. Easy and tasty. A definite repeat.

ReginaPhelps's Review

August 13, 2012
I added 1 large bag of spinach, increased the garlic and added red chili flakes...more basil too...and only 1/2 the olive!

sdpaia's Review

June 12, 2012
This was yummy, but waaaaaaaay too much olive oil! I used about 2-3 tblspns and only 1/2 tsp of kosher salt, and I would mince the garlic.