Garlic, thyme, fresh tomatoes and cheese -- simple and savory.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, tomato, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss with pasta. Serve topped with cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

334.5 calories; protein 10.2g 20% DV; carbohydrates 41g 13% DV; fat 14.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 73.2mg 24% DV; sodium 98.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2011
This was pretty bland we thought. I had to doctor it up a bit. I threw in sauteed mushrooms garlic salt and heavy cream because it was a little dry. Read More
(14)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2010
Oh my! This is fabulous and while the title implies "basic" or simple, I have to say it's simply delicious and a great side dish for grilled chicken. The flavors pair together nicely and I can see replacing the fresh thyme with fresh basil. I did add a bit of fresh basil as I had some on hand. I also added a little Parmesan with the Asiago. No matter what Italian cheese you have on hand you're sure to enjoy this dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2007
Good simple side dish. For an even easier preparation, use the canned italian diced tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I actually doubled this recipe. Dont forget that Asiago is a bit of a stronger cheese. So I suggest adding to taste as not to overwhelm the serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
Very easy to make and very very tasty! Tastes nice and light too. We have made this many times since I first tried this recipe especially when we're looking for something quick and healthy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
Simple yet delicious! Used tomatoes and thyme from the garden and served over whole wheat spaghetti with fresh Parmesan. Fresh flavours a great side dish to the Tuscan Chicken I made! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2011
This was pretty bland we thought. I had to doctor it up a bit. I threw in sauteed mushrooms garlic salt and heavy cream because it was a little dry. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2010
5-star for ease and taste! Thank you for an easy recipe for a busy night! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2010
very good Read More
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