- 350g pasta of your choice (e.g., spaghetti, penne, or fusilli)
- 2 cups Salvatore’s Tomato Sauce (substitute as needed)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, adjust to your spice preference)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn or chopped
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining the pasta.
- In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant and lightly golden. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
- Pour Salvatore’s Tomato Sauce into the skillet with the garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine and let it simmer gently over low heat for about 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Once the pasta sauce is ready, add the drained pasta directly into the skillet, tossing it with the sauce until the pasta is evenly coated. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a splash of the reserved pasta cooking water to reach your desired consistency.
- Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the torn or chopped fresh basil leaves, ensuring they are well distributed throughout the pasta.
- Serve the Salvatore’s Tomato Basil Pasta hot, optionally topped with grated Parmesan cheese and additional fresh basil for garnish.
Enjoy your delicious Salvatore’s Tomato Basil Pasta! Feel free to adjust the recipe according to the specific taste and characteristics of Salvatore’s Tomato Sauce.