EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta

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The EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta dish makes a wonderful weeknight dinner. So simple, yet absolutely delicious and packed with flavor. Get ready to fall in love with pasta more than you already were. It’s a simple pasta dinner recipe that will quickly become a family favorite!

You can serve this as is, or add your favorite protein to it. I also love serving a pasta like this with a big side salad to sneak in some extra veggies and bulk up the meal!

EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta

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EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta

EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta

The EASY Tomato and Garlic Pasta dish makes a wonderful weeknight dinner. So simple, yet absolutely delicious and packed with flavor. Get ready to fall in love with pasta more than you already were. It’s a simple pasta dinner recipe that will quickly become a family favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring just to a boil. Pour off water, and cover again with cold water. Peel the skin off tomatoes and cut into small pieces.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet or pan, making sure there is enough to cover the bottom of the pan, and sauté garlic until opaque but not browned. Stir in tomato paste. Immediately stir in the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat, and simmer until pasta is ready, adding basil at the end.
  4. Drain pasta, do not rinse in cold water. Toss with a bit of olive oil, then mix into the sauce.
  5. Reduce heat as low as possible. Keep warm, uncovered, for about 10 minutes when it is ready to serve. Garnish generously with fresh Parmesan cheese.
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