Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Let me start this by saying, “hell yes.” This Tomato Basil Spaghetti recipe is so simple with few ingredients, yet still so delicious.

It’s no secret that I’m a pastaholic. While I have many of my own recipes I wanted to try something new. I wanted something light as I wasn’t in the mood for a heavy meat or cream sauce. Lo’ and behold my internet search was a quick success. I stumbled across this tomato and basil sauce recipe from NYT Cooking that contains all fresh ingredients and is so simple to cook.

The ingredients include:

  • Olive oil
  • Tomatoes, skins removed (I used roma tomatoes)
  • Hot pepper flakes (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Fresh basil

I followed the recipe almost to the T. The only alteration I made was adding a few cloves of garlic at the same time I simmered the tomatoes.

Tomato Basil Spaghetti would work just fine as main dish served with a salad or other veggie. I served it as a side to T-bone steak and Caesar Salad.

I highly recommend this recipe and give it all 5 stars. It was something new in our house and my husband even went back for seconds. We’ll add this to our menu here and there going forward.

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