Easy Tomato Basil Pasta
Easy Tomato Basil Pasta – Made using simple, fresh, and delicious ingredients to make the perfect quick and easy meal. Perfect anytime.
- 6 ounces thin spaghetti
- 1 ½ cups grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup basil, chopped fresh
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast or grated Parmesan cheese
- juice ½ lemon
Cook 6 ounces of spaghetti pasta according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water to use in the sauce later.
In a large serving bowl, mix together the 1 ½ cups tomatoes, 1 clove minced garlic, ¼ cup fresh basil, ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, and set aside.
Once the spaghetti is ready, drain, and slowly add into the tomato mixture. Tossing to incorporate as add in the reserved pasta water until the mixture is well combined.
Use as much or as little of the pasta water that you desire, but you will probably use either ¼ cup or ½ cup depending on how thick or thin you like the sauce.
Sprinkle the tomato basil pasta with ¼ cup nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese and the juice of half of a lemon and give it one final toss before serving.
Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 641IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg