Spaghetti With Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Thorsten

A quick, fresh summer dish. Use fully ripe tomatoes for best results.

Top Review by Chef 148068

I am in the middle of a bumper crop of heirloom tomatoes and was looking for something fast and easy, using what I had on hand. WOW!!!!!! Was I shocked at how yummy this was. Sometimes I have been known to change up the recipes a bit, but on this one I didn't after reading reviews. Even the husband wanted to get his hands into it and add more oil, garlic and basil. I ended up having to ban him from the kitchen while I was making this dish. This was a great surprise!!!! We were fighting over the serving bowl during dinner!! THANKS!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Only drain spaghetti, do not rinse.
  2. Meanwhile, cook onions in 1/2 tbs olive oil in a small pot over medium high heat until soft, about 1 minute.
  3. Reduce heat to low. Add tomatoes, sugar, pepper and salt to taste. Stir to mix.
  4. Tomatoes should get warm, but not cooked, about 5 minutes.
  5. When ready to serve add remaining 1/2 tbs oil, basil and spaghetti to tomatoes. Remove from heat, mix well, cover and let rest for 2 minutes. Serve.

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