Recipe by Baton Twirling
This is the recipe to use up your bumper crop of tomatoes – any kind will work. I don’t bother peeling the tomatoes so this is extra easy to do. And absolutely no seeding the tomatoes! The juices are what make the incredibly fresh tasting sauce and you save even more time.
- 6 tomatoes
- 8 basil leaves, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- salt & pepper
- hot cooked spaghetti (2 servings)
- 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
- extra chopped fresh basil (to garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Cut tomatoes into 1-inch chunks, discarding the cores. Place tomatoes in a large bowl. Mix in the olive oil, garlic, sugar, salt, basil and pepper.
- Pour into an oven-proof baking dish just large enough to hold the chopped tomato in a shallow layer. Roast in the oven for about 40 minutes, stirring lightly just once about halfway. The tomato should cook down to soft chunks and the juices should roast until slightly thickened (it will thicken a little as it cools down). If you don’t like tomato peel, pull out the pieces that stick out at this point.
- Drain the cooked spaghetti and return to the hot pot. Pour in the roasted tomatoes and the juices, plus the cheeses. Mix well.
- Serve immediately garnished with fresh basil.