Tomato Basil Pasta with Parmesan Cheese
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ lb angel hair pasta
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6-8 basil leaves, chopped, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  1. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once heated, add the cherry tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add then garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and basil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tomatoes are blistered, stirring occasionally. This will take about 7-10 minutes.
  3. While tomatoes are cooking, cook the pasta in a large pot until soft. Drain.
  4. Into the pasta pot, drain the cooked olive oil and herbs. Stir until pasta is coated. Add more olive oil if needed. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Plate, then top with the cooked tomatoes and top with the parmesan and extra basil leaves, if desired.
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