Quick Tomato, Basil & Garlic Pasta Dinner

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

We make this all the time when we just need to throw together something quick. It is very satisfying with a dinner salad and a nice glass of wine. It is really important that you use fresh, tasty cherry tomatoes.

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  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, saute the garlic and the red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Don't let the garlic get brown.
  4. After 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan.
  5. When pasta is done cooking and has been drained, add in the tomato mixture, add in basil and mix well.
  6. Add salt& pepper as you like, and serve topped with parmesan.
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3 5

This was really good! We used gluten free noodles, so I added a little more oil then called for. Also, went with the suggestion to add extra garlic. <br/>My family loved it! Severed it with a small salad and roasted asparagus. Will be adding this to our regular meal rotation.

5 5

GREAT! Made this as a side dish. I used roma's that I quartered and increased the garlic to 7. I used 3/4 pound of pasta and used Romano cheese. YUM!