Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Last Nights Dinner

Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
brought to you by Real Simple

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 15m Total Time: 30m
Calories= 663/serving



  1. Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot. *ADD a little salt and olive oil to boiling water
  2. Meanwhile, arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet. Season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Dividing evenly, sprinkle the slices with the mozzarella and Parmesan. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, warm the oil with the garlic and red pepper over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. *ADD sweet vidalia onions! So delicious and full of flavor!
  4. Add the garlic oil, basil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve topped with the tomatoes, additional basil, and shaved Parmesan.

Experiment with this Recipe:
For a creamier sauce add heavy cream to step #3!
Add Kalamata Olives to step #3 right before the sauce is just about done!

Rules I go by when cooking:
Remember to always have fun! 
Never fully go by the book! Add a little something, Subtract a little something! 
Clean as you go!


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