3-5 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1½ pounds tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 pound linguine or other long pasta
1/2 cup shredded fresh basil leaves, if desired
Freshly grated parmesan, if desired
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Put the butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat; when the oil is hot or the butter’s foam subsides, add the tomatoes.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes break up, about 10 minutes, adding salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until done; drain.
- Toss together pasta and sauce, along with basil and parmesan, if you like. Taste and adjust the seasoning and serve.
4 to 6 servings.
- Pasta, Main Dishes