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Speedy Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

Speedy Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

Try this mouth-watering chunky homemade cherry tomato sauce.  Perfect for pasta’s, rice, quinoa or even as a pizza sauce, so quick and easy to make and full of flavour.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper.
  • 1/4 teaspoon (optional but not necessary)
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces.

Directions:

IF SERVING WITH PASTA

  1. 12-16 ounces fusilli, rotini, penne, or other short spiral or tubular pasta, cooked according to package directions (reserve a cup of pasta cooking water; see notes)
  2. 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese (if desired)

THE SAUCE

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté 1 minute or until fragrant but not turning brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and sugar. As the tomatoes cook and soften, mash them with a fork to help them form a chunky, rustic sauce. Cook the tomatoes for approximately 5-6 minutes total.
  3. Sprinkle with torn basil before serving.
  4. If serving with pasta, transfer the tomato sauce to a bowl with the pasta, and toss to combine.

Stir in some mozzarella and add the reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until the pasta is moist. Garnish with additional basil, if desired.

 

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