RECIPE OF THE DAY

Satisfy comfort food cravings with easy one-pot meals like warming soups and stews, comforting casseroles, and all kinds of mac and cheese.

Total Time: 20 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients

12 ounces spaghetti, broken in half
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
Handful fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

Directions

Put the spaghetti, oil, tomato paste, garlic, tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt in a high-sided medium skillet. Add 5 cups water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to cook, stirring the spaghetti frequently to keep it from clumping, until it is al dente and the sauce has reduced and thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan (the sauce will thicken more), and season with salt if needed. Divide the spaghetti among 4 bowls, and garnish with more Parmesan and torn basil leaves.

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