Monday, September 5, 2011


Basil Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

I saw this recipe in the Martha Stewart magazine while I was getting a pedi...the mag belonged to the salon so I could not rip it apart to take with I snapped a few shots with my phone!! I made the dish Saturday night for Jason and I and it was quick, only required a few ingredients, and tasted delish!!


  • 12 ounces spaghetti (I used whole wheat)

  • large beefsteak tomatoes cut into 4 thick slices (Jason picked up from a roadside stand!)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • Fresh mozzarella, grated (low fat Kraft)

  • Grated Parmesan

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • Torn fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving

  • Directions:
    1. Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
    2. (It took 6 minutes for me)
    3. In a small saucepan, warm the oil with the garlic and red pepper over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
    4. Add the garlic oil, basil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve topped with the tomatoes, additional basil, and shaved Parmesan.
    To see the recipe and nutritional info go here to to the Real Simple Martha Stewart Website

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