Archive for » August 13th, 2009«

Today I am going to give you a QUICK recipe that my Momma made. It is very easy, quick, very FRESH tasting, and LOW cost!! Serve it with a side salad, garlic bread, and you can even get some Italian Sausage and fry it up in the link to serve with this…or just plate this and call it Dinner!

Use your favorite pasta, and cook that ahead according to the directions….

1 box ~ of you choice Pasta~~
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pint ( bag) cherry tomatoes,washed, halved
to taste salt
to taste ground black pepper
5-6 leaves Basil, sliced into thin strips,OR you can use dried Basil~~Again…I use about 2 Tsps. BUT go by your taste..:)
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

COOK pasta according to package directions.
MEANWHILE, in a large skillet, sauté minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until slightly yellow.
ADD cherry tomatoes and sauté 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
DRAIN pasta, reserving ½ cup of cooking liquid.
TOSS pasta with cherry tomatoes, garlic and half the basil.
ADD reserved cooking liquid to skillet and toss pasta again.
TOP with grated Parmesan cheese and remaining basil~~ Mangia!!!