Pasta with “Melted" Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

Pasta with “Melted Tomatoes,” Garlic and Basil
Jill Melton
  • Yield: 4 servings


8ounces thin spaghetti
2tablespoons olive oil
3-- garlic cloves, minced
1/4cup slivered onion (optional)
1pint cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
2large handfuls crushed tomatoes or 1 large tomato, crushed
1/2teaspoon coarse salt
1tablespoon butter
1/2cup slivered basil (or chiffonade)
1/3cup grated Parmigiano Regianno cheese


  1. Cook pasta, reserving some pasta water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add cherry tomatoes, onion and garlic. Sauté about 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes. Add pasta, butter and basil to skillet. Cook 5 minutes, adding pasta water to thin if necessary. Serve with grated cheese.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 355
  • Fat 13g
  • Cholesterol 13mg
  • Sodium 363mg
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 12g