Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I love making pasta with ingredients that I have on hand for an quick meal. This time it was Penne pasta, and garden fresh tomatoes.
1 pound box Penne pasta
3-4 fresh tomatoes, diced Use any variety you like from Big Boy to Roma, they're all delicious!
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
extra virgin olive oil
Cook pasta according to package directions. In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat a small amount of olive oil and add the fresh pressed or minced garlic to it. Saute until soft. Add in diced tomatoes. Add 1 tsp basil, 2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Drain the noodles, and toss with sauce. Serve with mozzarella or Parmesan cheese if desired.