Meatless Monday: Simple Tomato & Basil Pasta


MEATLESS MONDAY! What can you pull together really fast when everyone’s hungry and you just walked in the door? Simple Tomato & Basil Pasta…This pasta is finished in the time it takes to boil the pasta water…simple, easy and definitely delicious…

Simple Tomato & Basil Pasta
1 lb angel hair pasta
6 oz tomato paste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
fresh Provolone cheese, grated


Put a large pot of salted water on high heat and bring to a boil. Cook pasta as directed; reserve 1 cup pasta cooking liquid. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, heat the tomato paste, olive oil and garlic over medium-high heat, stirring almost constantly, for about 5 minutes.


Pour reserved cup of pasta cooking liquid into skillet and stir well to combine. Heat through then remove from heat.IMG_4886

Add cooked angel hair into skillet and stir to combine. Add the fresh chopped basil; stir again.


Don’t forget to shred the Provolone (as much as you like!)


Scoop the pasta into a bowl, top with provolone and serve. Simple. Easy. Delicious. Enjoy!




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