Absolutely Delicious and Simple Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

from Giada De Laurentiis. Really simple, but absolutely delicious. You can use canned crushed tomatoes and dried basil, but everybody always knows that fresh ingredients taste best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, stirring often, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the next 7 ingredients in a food processor. Pulse just until the tomatoes are coarsely chopped (do not puree).
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the pasta water. Toss the pasta with the tomato mixture and fresh mozzarella in a large bowl. Add some of the reserved pasta water (about 1/4 cup) if the sauce looks dry. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I made this as directed and thought it was lacking a little something. I added a little sugar and balsamic vinegar to taste until I had it perfect for me. I had leftovers and heated just to moisten the oil but kept it cool. Even more tasty after the noodles marinated in the juice.

jrusk August 29, 2010

I made it just with tomatoes,garlic,basil and EVOO. Was to die for!

littlemafia September 26, 2009

I make this recipe in the summer when I have fresh tomatoes, scallions, and basil from my garden. It is a light, flavorful, & yes, an Absolutely Delicious recipe!

ccasharon September 01, 2009

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