Katrina Kozar

Food, Love, and Mustard

Pasta al Pomodoro

Katrina Kozar2 Comments

This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It’s easy, fast, cheap and delicious. Plus, it just gets me when I  need a pasta fix.  The sauce only has 6 ingredients and if you just pair this with a salad, your dinner will be over in minutes and your family, friends or your weekly work lunch will be covered.  Xoxo, KK


·         12-16 ounces angel hair pasta, boiled according to al dente package directions

·         3 tablespoons olive oil

·         6 medium cloves of garlic smashed and roughly chopped

·         1 small onion, diced

·         4 large vine ripened tomatoes, peeled and chopped

·         ¼ t red pepper flakes

·         1-2 t Kosher salt

·         1 t black pepper (about 4 grinds of fresh)

·         basil leaves, julienned


The sauce should take about 5 minutes to cook, so time your pasta accordingly. Use the boiling water for the pasta to parboil the tomatoes for about 30 seconds to make them easy to peel.
Add the oil and onion to a large frying pan and heat over high heat. Until the onion is translucent, 5 min. Then add your garlic until it is fragrant, but don’t let it brown. Add the tomatoes and sauté until the liquid left in the pan isn’t watery anymore. Add red pepper flakes, salt to taste.
When the pasta is done, drain and add it to the frying pan along with the basil. Toss to coat and serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings