Spaghetti in Garlic-Tomato Sauce

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 2 cups favorite tomato sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


TO MAKE THE PASTA: Bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil, add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.

TO MAKE THE SAUCE: In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until cooked through and translucent, but not burned. Remove from the heat and let the garlic infuse with oil for 5 minutes. Add the tomato, basil, tomato sauce, salt and pepper to taste and heat through. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss to combine.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3703

nutrition information per serving

583 calories; 12g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 757mg sodium; 100g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 18g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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