Today I'm sharing with all
Why do I LOVE it?
It is EASY.
It is DELICIOUS.
It is VERY similar to "Tag Pic Pac" at Carrabas.
|Cast of Characters--plus whatever spaghetti-type pasta you like.|
1/2 box of spaghetti noodles (regular or whole grain)
1 can diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
10 cloves of fresh garlic, sliced
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Romano cheese, shredded
Red pepper or red pepper flakes
-Prepare your pasta according to the box (add some salt to the water). Don't over cook the pasta!
-While the pasta is cooking, over med/high heat in a large skillet, soften the garlic in a Tbsp of olive oil. This takes about two minutes--be careful not to burn the garlic!
-Add the drained/rinsed diced tomatoes to the garlic/olive oil.
-Add Italian seasoning (just sprinkle some).
-Add salt and pepper (to taste).
-Add a few dashes of red pepper.
-Continue to stir tomato mixture until thoroughly heated.
-Drain pasta and add it into the skillet with the tomato mixture.
-Add fresh chopped basil.
-Drizzle with remaining Tbsp of olive oil.
-Mix together (easiest with tongs).
-Plate and top with Romano cheese.
You may add more tomatoes or less--same with the olive oil, basil, and garlic. BUT, in my opinon, the more the better. The garlic and the basil are what REALLY flavor this pasta, so don't skimp!