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fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta

sara rose : a flavor journal.
fresh tomato, basil, garlic, and onion come together to create a simple weeknight dish that is ready in thirty minute! the light flavor and heat make it an easy weeknight dinner staple.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 2


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely chopped (about 3/4 - 1 cup)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 cubes Dorot frozen chopped basil
  • 2 cubes Dorot frozen chopped garlic
  • crushed red pepper to taste I used 1/4 tsp. and it was spicy!
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 2 servings cooked angel hair pasta


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan. Add tomato and onion, and cook until softening, about 3 minutes.
  • Add chopped basil, chopped garlic, and black pepper. Cook until blended into other veggies, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn the heat to low, and drizzle 1 additional Tbsp. of olive oil directly into the pan. Also add the crushed red pepper, and salt to taste. Cover the pan, and allow to simmer 15 minutes. (I like to cook my pasta during this time!)
  • Once the veggie combination is very smooth and blended, add the cooked pasta directly to the veggie pan. Sprinkle the romano cheese onto the pasta, and use tongs to toss everything together.
  • Serve hot, and garnish with more cheese and pepper if you like!
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