Tomatoes & Basil Pasta

I love a meal that tastes like a memory! For me, this dish tastes like summertime. It was one of my mom’s side dish staples when I was growing up. We ate it all summer. Usually outside! Now it’s become one of my staples and I love that friends associate our home with this taste.
One of the reasons its a favorite is because it uses simple, fresh ingredients, and its SO easy! Try it the next time you have to bring an item to a BBQ this summer or test it out on your family this week. Even picky eaters like it and I always end up sharing the recipe with at least one person!

From the kitchen of: Mom (my mom 😉 also known as Tina DeVries)

What you’ll need:

1 box of penne pasta
6 roma tomatoes
1 & 1/2 cups of fresh basil
6 cloves of garlic
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

How to make it:

Dice tomatoes
Chop basil
Press or dice garlic

Mix 3 ingredients in a large bowl with olive oil and add salt and pepper.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for one hour.

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Cook noodles and let them cool before adding (dish is to be served warm/at room temp.)

Stir in noodles, toss pasta and sprinkle on cheese before serving.

I usually like to serve this as a side with grilled chicken or steak, a salad or asparagus for a veggie, and grilled potato slices. Perfect summer meal!

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It’s that easy! Enjoy!

 

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