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Pasta pomodoro with red sauce in a white and blue bowl topped with shaved cheese and fresh herbs over a red and white striped napkin.

Pasta Pomodoro

breadcrumbs, parmesan

STARS

Coco Chanel might as well have been talking about this dish when she famously said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Cook spaghetti to al dente and cover in delicious Pomodoro sauce (crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, chile flakes, and a touch of butter) before topping with parmesan and breadcrumbs. Packed with balanced flavor and lovely textures, this dish is, quite simply, elegant as can be.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  20 minutes
Active Time:  10 minutes
Ingredients

Pasta Pomodoro

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh basil, minced
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan 
Directions
1
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Sauté the garlic until tinder, then stir in the chile flakes and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. 
2
Stir in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the butter and basil. 
3
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
4
Toss the pasta with the pomodoro sauce, divide between plates and garnish with breadcrumbs, parmesan and more basil.

Pasta Pomodoro

breadcrumbs, parmesan

STARS

Coco Chanel might as well have been talking about this dish when she famously said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Cook spaghetti to al dente and cover in delicious Pomodoro sauce (crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, chile flakes, and a touch of butter) before topping with parmesan and breadcrumbs. Packed with balanced flavor and lovely textures, this dish is, quite simply, elegant as can be.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  20 minutes
Active Time:  10 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Pasta Pomodoro

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chile flakes
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Fresh basil, minced
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan 

Directions

1
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Sauté the garlic until tinder, then stir in the chile flakes and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. 
2
Stir in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the butter and basil. 
3
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
4
Toss the pasta with the pomodoro sauce, divide between plates and garnish with breadcrumbs, parmesan and more basil.