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Spaghetti Pomodoro is delicious in its simplicity. Spaghetti, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and parmesan. simply sated
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Spaghetti Pomodoro

Spaghetti Pomodoro is delicious in its simplicity. Spaghetti, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and parmesan.
Course Entree, Pasta Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes – chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons or 4 cloves fresh garlic – minced
  • ¼- 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock or pasta water
  • 1 regular sized can crushed tomatoes or chopped roma tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste opt.
  • ¼ pound spaghetti – cooked al dente per package directions
  • ¼ cup fresh basil – chopped
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese to taste – grated and shaved

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add fresh tomatoes, salt & pepper then saute for one minute.
  3. Add minced garlic – cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add liquid, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, tomato paste and cooked pasta. Cook for 3-4 minutes until liquid is reduced. Add basil, stir lightly.
  5. Place in serving dishes and garnish with fresh cheese and a sprinkle of chopped basil.

Recipe Notes

Pasta Pomodoro would be delicious with added chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, bacon or prosciutto. Whatever you love in spaghetti would work well.