Classic Tomato and Basil Pasta: Recipes Worth Cooking

Did you know Italian cuisine is #1 in the United States?

And with this classic Tomato and Basil Pasta recipe, you’ll be cooking a traditional dish that’ll have your family and friends asking for more.

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Tomato and Basil Pasta


  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes
  • 5 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 2 tsps. of Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Black Pepper (To taste)
  • 1-2 tbsp. of Olive Oil
  • 40g of Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • Pre-made Pasta (any type)

Cooking Steps

  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves.
  2. Finely chop the tomatoes and add to a clean bowl.
  3. Stack your basil leaves, largest to smallest. Then roll the stack and finely chop.
  4. Add the chopped basil leaves to the tomatoes.
  5. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and the garlic.
  6. Cook the garlic for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the tomatoes and basil to the pan. Then stir.
  8. Add italian seasoning, salt and black pepper.
  9. Toss the ingredients in the pan and make sure they’re well coated with seasoning.
  10. Let the ingredients simmer for 7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  11. Over medium-high heat, add a large pan of water and a pinch of salt.
  12. Once the water is boiling add your pasta and cook al dente (so that it has bite).
  13. When the pasta is al dente, drain it, and add it to a serving bowl.
  14. Add the cooked tomatoes and basil from the pan to the serving bowl and gently fold the ingredients together.
  15. Top the pasta with parmesan cheese and serve.

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