Recipe by Angie in St. Charles
My grandfather (Italian) created this recipe and I love it. It is super easy to make and my family loves it. But you have to like garlic. If you have fresh basil, you can use a lot instead of the dried.
Top Review by roundthings
I really enjoyed making this simple, garlicky recipe with my boyfriend, even though my family was complaining about the strong garlic smell (it's hard to avoid that with six pressed cloves but it pays off in the sauce. :D) I would also cutting down the oil to about 1/3 or a 1/4 of a cup to keep the sauce from getting greasy. We actually had a little gaff, spilling half of the crushed tomatoes in the sink, so we subbed in some cilantro salsa and the results were great! Haha. Thanks for the family recipe!
- 6 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2-1 lb spaghetti
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine all ingredients except pasta in small sauce pan.
- Cook on high heat until bubbly, stirring often.
- Turn down heat and cover.
- Simmer at least 30 minutes for best flavor.
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Sauce may be thinned with water reserved from pasta if desired.
- Serve with parmesan cheese.