Angel Hair With Tomato and Basil

READY IN: 20mins

This can be on your table in 20 minutes! This is my idea of real comfort food! Basil and tomatoes were made for each other, and they were made for pasta of any kind! Be sure to use a very good quality canned tomato, such as Progresso, on the west coast. The fresher the parmesan, the better. You have only a few ingredients, and you need to make sure they're top quality. Don't use diced tomatoes in this recipe. Use whole tomatoes, as I do, and break them up with your hands, tossing the little, tough stem ends. For the die-hard meat eaters, as my hubby is, you can also add in some shrimps.

Top Review by Merlot

Quick, easy and oh so tasty!!! This lovely dish is great when you need something in a hurry yet without skimping on flavor. I did use 2 cloves of garlic because hubby really really likes garlic, ha, ha, ha. Anyway, thanks for sharing this keeper, Fluffster.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper flakes; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Add tomatoes, garlic and salt. Heat to boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; place in serving bowl. Pour tomato mixture over pasta; toss gently to coat. Add basil, cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; toss. This makes 6 1-cup servings.

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