Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an extremely simple pasta recipe that I love to make when I don't really feel like cooking!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the garlic clove in a pot of salted water, bring the water to boil and add the rigatoni.
  2. Cook until al dente.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Return the pasta to the pot that the garlic was cooked inches.
  5. While pasta is cooking, chop the tomato into chunks and place them in a small bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the tomato chunks with basil and pour oil over the tomato.
  7. Place tomatoes in the pot with pasta.
  8. Toss well and eat while warm.
Most Helpful

easy to throw together and simply delicious. we added a tablespoon of pesto to the mix and passed lots of parmesan around

alleycatprinting September 18, 2007

Loved the idea of a quick and simple meal coming together in less than 15 minutes. Perfect for those times when you come in late and need something quick. I used gemelli pasta because of a general preference for shapes over strands. Also did a much finer dice on the tomato as 1 inch pieces just seemed too big for a plum tomato. Mixed together the tomato, oil and basil together and let it sit while the pasta cooked. I added extra tomato and was glad because my noodles would have looked a little naked otherwise. The results were good but the flavors were a little flat for me. Wasn't sure what to do with the garlic so I mashed it and put it back in with the pasta. Also added a little black pepper and a bit of crushed red pepper. That helped. I really think this has great possibilities and will tinker with it 'til its a dish I love. Thanks for inspiring me and sharing this recipe.

justcallmetoni September 04, 2005

Garlic, tomato, pasta! Yummy! This was a light pasta dish that was just right! Fresh!!! I added some grated parmesan cheese, and it was like heaven!!! Can't wait for the next Fresh Tomato Pasta night!!!

Chef Lil' Butt Boy August 05, 2005