What ingredients you need:
4 large garlic cloves, diced
1 pint grape/cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
10 large basil leaves, chopped
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Regiano cheese
1 lb. thin spaghettini OR penne pasta
salt & pepper to taste
What you need to do to prepare this:
Add the slice tomatoes and the red pepper flakes and cook for about 8 – 10 minutes.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until “al dente“. Strain and transfer to the pan with the tomato mixture. Toss until completely coated.
Add the basil and the cheese to pasta/tomato mixture. Just cook for a few more minutes until the basil is wilted and the cheese is somewhat melted/soft.
Salt & pepper to taste.
Serve with extra grated cheese on the side, some wonderfully baked garlic bread and a fresh salad on the side. And that’s a great Italian summer meal!