Echo's Quick and Easy Pasta
1 pound pasta (use your favorite kind)
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 pints cherry or plum tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)
You can add meat or any other veggies you might want with this dish.
1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12" skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.
3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious
Cook time: 30 mins.