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I've been making this one for quite awhile with two ingredient additions--mozzarella & a dash of cayenne pepper. I keep the rest of the ingredients the same but I do change the method! In a large bowl I mix the olive oil with the minced garlic salt and a dash of cayenne pepper and mash them altogether to infuse the OO with flavor. I soak the roma tomatoes (2-3x more than recipe calls for) in the OO mixture since the tomatoes hold more flavor than any other ingredient. I then add cubed mozzarella and the cooked bowtie pasta mix it altogether THEN scoop out 1-2cups at a time and saute it in a skillet over high heat until the mozzarella is bubbly and going brown adding the basil at the end so it doesn't get brittle and overcooked. And I plate it. DELISH! Helped me woo my husband when we were dating; he still remembers this simple dish as one of his faves that I make.;-) Thanks CookinGirl!
Definitely easy and always delicious! Tomato and basil are a classic combination and when they pair with pasta it's bound to be good. I cut the recipe in half and used more tomatoes a bit less olive oil and added 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes. I topped it with shredded Parmesan before serving. This is a very versatile recipe that you can suite to your own tastes - use your favorite pasta add a splash or red wine vinegar or balsamic throw in some capers feta cheese mozzarella or Parmesan. No matter what you do it's gonna be tasty. Overall a great recipe!
As an Italian gal lucky enough to grow up with great Italian food this is classic Italian cooking at it's simplest and best and I'm so glad it's been submitted in recipe form so even those not familiar with it will give it a try. Simple preparation with fresh in season tomatoes and basil it's as good as a quick satisfying meal as it is a pretty and flavorful side dish. No changes or additions are necessary though unlike hubby I like freshly grated Parmesan on mine!
Wow!!! Awesome!!! LOVED IT! I am hoping to make this one again VERY SOON! Also I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of chopping tomatoes and instead of fresh basil I used one-eighth of a cup (2 tablespoons) of dried basil. Delicious! THANKS!
Excellent. I happen to have (fresh from the farm) Roma tomatoes and basil so I had to make this. Of course I added extra tomatoes basil and garlic and used less olive oil...also added parm cheese...what a treat.
This really hit the spot! This is an awesome EASY vegan recipe. I made these modifications...mixed tomato 4 garlic cloves minced chopped basil and olive oil 2 hours in advance and let it sit out to room temperature sauted a chopped onion in olive oil until soft. Added the tomato mixture to the onion for about 2 minutes just to warm it. Tossed with pasta and 1/2 small can of diced olives (like the picture). Salt pepper done! It was delicious!