Dinner, Entrees, Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta

March 8, 2016

Tomato Basil Pasta is one of my favorite recipes because I love the simple flavors together, and I usually always have all the ingredients on hand.



  • 1 package spaghetti noodles (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1 package fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 small packages of grape tomatoes or approximately 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • olive oil (approximately 5 to 6 tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions, drain when done and set aside.  I usually put a bit of salt and olive oil in the pasta water before I bring it to a boil.  It helps so that the pasta does not stick together.  Make sure to stir frequently, especially with the gluten-free pasta because it tends to stick together more so that regular pasta.
  2. Cut grape tomatoes in half or chop the Roma tomatoes put in pan with olive oil, garlic and salt/pepper stirring frequently.  Cook at medium heat for about 10 minutes or so.  The tomatoes will break down creating a sauce with the olive oil.  The Roma tomatoes will break down more if you want it to be closer to a tomato sauce.
  3. Right before you are ready to serve over the pasta, throw in the basil and stir for about a minute then place pasta and sauce in a large dish and mix together.
  4. Serve with fresh basil and as always top it with Parmesan cheese!

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