Tomato Basil Bow-Tie Pasta

Another recipe utilizing our freshly picked basil! Same flavor profile as the bruschetta, except thrown into a pasta.

Ingredients:

1 10oz. Package cherry tomatoes, half of them sliced
1/2 c. Freshly chopped basil
1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese
1 12oz. box bow-tie noodles (farfalle)
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Sugar

Directions:

1. Fill up a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Once it is a roaring boil, salt the water and add in the pasta. Follow cooking instructions on box. Save some of the pasta water for later.
2. In a skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high heat. Pour in about half of the (whole) cherry tomatoes and let them blister. One they begin to blister, start squishing them. I used a potato masher, but a fork would work too! Season with a generous pinch of salt and a light pinch of sugar.
3. During the cooking process, add in the rest of the tomatoes (the sliced ones). *See pictures below*

fresh tomato sauce
blister tomtoes

4. Once the tomatoes have cooked down and the noodles are done, drain the noodles and add them into the tomatoes. Add in the fresh basil and a splash of the pasta water.
5. Finish off with the cheese, mix altogether and serve!

bowtie pasta

It’s a super simple meal and it’s so yummy!

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