There is nothing simpler nor more satisfying than a meal of pasta tossed with fresh tomato and basil sauce. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1995

Patsy Jamieson
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook, stirring, until tender, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher or wooden spoon and simmer until the sauce has thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in basil. Taste and adjust seasonings.

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  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti or linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large, warmed serving bowl. Toss with the tomato sauce and serve at once, passing the cheese at the table.

Tips

Tip: To quickly seed a tomato: Cut the tomato in half crosswise and scoop out the seeds with your finger while gently squeezing each half.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; 8 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 233 mg sodium. 646 mg potassium; 66.1 g carbohydrates; 11.5 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 14.9 g protein; 1826 IU vitamin a iu; 27 mg vitamin c; 74 mcg folate; 118 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 134 mg magnesium;

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