Take Your Time Yummy Pasta

Take Your Time Yummy Pasta

(or just "Yummy Pasta" the name my kids gave it)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb Spaghetti
  • 2 TBS Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 3 lbs Campari Tomatoes (can sub any ripe tomato)
  • Veggies on top!


  • Heat olive oil, garlic cloves and red pepper flakes in a dutch oven or pot
  • Wash tomatoes, cut in half and remove seeds into a strainer that is held over the pot. Seeds to remain in the strainer, liquid and tomato into the pot
  • Simmer covered for at least 15 minutes, but the longer the better (up to several hours)
  • Cook pasta in boiling water for half the time stated on package directions then strain
  • While pasta is cooking, blend sauce in a blender or with an immersion blender
  • Add semi-cooked pasta to sauce and continue to cook for the remaining time from the package directions
  • Season with salt and pepper and additional red pepper flakes
  • Top with any veggies that you desire, my favorite is squash.


This is yummy pasta. It is so, so good. The longer you let it simmer the better. Some days I will let it simmer for a couple of hours, some days dinner is in an hour and it just gets a few minutes.  
Top with veggies of your choice! 

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