1/2 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
Several dashes fresh black pepper
8 large basil leaves, torn into pieces (plus extra for garnish)
1. First bring water to a boil for the pasta. Prep everything while it’s boiling. Once boiling, cook your spaghetti.
2. Meanwhile, preheat a 4 quart pot over medium low heat. Saute garlic in the oil for about a minute, being careful not to burn.
3. Add the tomatoes, salt, black pepper and basil leaves and stir. Cover pot and turn the heat up to medium high. Let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
4. The tomatoes should be broken down and saucy. Toss in the spaghetti and toss to coat. Turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes or so, to let flavors meld. Serve topped with extra basil.