Pasta with tomato sauce, Parmesan and basil
There is nothing as special as placing a plate of delicious food on the table for people you love. Here, we use our best tomato sauce for an exceptional and easy pasta to become your go-to dish.
1 pound good pasta
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (get recipe)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Basil leaves to garnish, optional
Cook spaghetti in large pot of well-salted boiling water until firm but tender, about 8 minutes, until just before completely tender. Drain partially cooked pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
Heat large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, add tomato sauce and heat through. Add pasta and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water to tomato mixture and increase heat to medium-high. Cook 5 minutes or until pasta is firm but tender, tossing to combine. (Add additional pasta water if needed or discard remaining 1/2 cup)
To serve, divide pasta into bowls; drizzle with olive oil and generously sprinkle with Parmesan. Top with basil leaves. Serves 4.