Spaghettini with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 4

A simple dish filled with fresh, delightful Mediterranean flavours.

124 Ratings
Directions for: Spaghettini with Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce


1 pkg spaghettini

⅓ cup butter

3 clove garlic, minced

4 cup diced plum tomatoes

½ cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Grated Canadian Parmesan cheese

Hot pepper flakes, optional


1. Cook spaghettini according to package directions. Drain.

2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until foamy. Add garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Drain pasta and return to pot. Pour tomato mixture over pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle each serving with Canadian Parmesan cheese and hot pepper flakes, if desired.

4. Variation: Add 1 cup (250 mL) thinly sliced mushrooms and 1/4 cup (60 mL) sliced green onions to recipe and cook in the melted butter along with the garlic.

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