Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil

This dinner is so easy to make and cooks up quickly!  It's a great meal for those busy evenings when you get home late and don't have alot of time to fix dinner. 

As you can see, the entire meal is just a few things: tomatoes, red pepper flakes, bread, salad, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil.

for the recipe

Start by boiling the water for the spaghetti.  While it boils, chop up the tomatoes and tear apart the basil.

Sautee the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes for just over a minute.  Add the tomatoes and cook, boiling, for 5 minutes more.  Add cooked spaghetti, toss.  Add basil, toss again, transfer to serving bowl.

The entire dinner took me 15 minutes to make!  The red pepper flakes give the noodles an unexpected pop.  As you can see, I served this with Caesar salad and French bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  I forgot to grab some wine, so ice water it was!


  1. that looks so yummy! I love the simple pasta dishes like this!

  2. Yummy! Feel like making it right now, maybe I will!