Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.comThis 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.

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

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

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

Turn heat off and toss in fresh basil.

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

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

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com

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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    Quick and Easy Pasta with Fresh Basil // wishfulchef.com
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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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