Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil

Pasta with Fresh Basil and Romano CheeseThis summer has been busy with weddings, family visits and working on our new business. With all of these events going on, I still strive to cook at home everyday. Creating a quick meal in under 30 minutes is easy if you have these two staples: pasta and tomato sauce.

Pasta is my #1 go-to dish and my 10-minute tomato sauce, along with fresh basil is the perfect compliment. I like to make a large amount of tomato sauce and freeze it for days when I need an easy meal.

Warm the sauce in a pan and add pasta. Toss until the pasta is mixed well with the sauce.

Turn heat off and toss in fresh basil.

Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some Romano cheese on top when serving.

Pasta with Fresh Basil and Romano Cheese

  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups spicy tomato sauce
  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzle
  • Romano cheese, for sprinkling

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Heat up the tomato sauce in a pan on medium heat. Add the cooked pasta to the tomato sauce and toss until well combined. Turn heat off and add the fresh basil leaves and toss. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle Romano cheese on top when serving.

    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Yield: makes 4 servings
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    2 Responses to “Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil”

    1. Stephanie @ Hugs, Kisses and Snot August 21, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      Beautiful. I love pasta WAY too much

      • Barb August 29, 2012 at 12:00 am #

        Thanks, Stephanie :) Me too!

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