Pasta Alla Checca

Pasta Alla Checca

Being Italian, there’s nothing more satisfying to me than a good plate of pasta. Since my tomatoes and basil are growing well and producing, it just made sense to make this dish.
Sometimes I will add capers, olives, mushrooms, etc. but today I’m just keeping it simple.

This recipe serves 2.

1/2 lb. Angel Hair Pasta (cooked according to package direction)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 cloves of Garlic, chopped
3 to 4 large Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fresh Basil, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Crushed Red Pepper, if desired
1/2 lb. Angel Hair Pasta
Parmesan Reggiano, grated

Saute the garlic

Saute the garlic

Fill a large pot with salted water and put over medium high heat (for pasta).

In a medium pot add the olive oil and garlic, over medium heat.

Cook for a minute or so, until the garlic is soft.


Add in the chopped tomatoes

Add in the chopped tomatoes


Add in the tomato and cook for a few minutes more.

Cook pasta according to package directions, but do not drain from water.

Using a pasta fork remove all the pasta from water and put directly into tomato pot.


Stir in the pasta and basil

Stir in the pasta and basil

Add the fresh chopped basil.

Taste and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper, to taste.

Serve topped with fresh grated Parmesan Reggiano.

Serve with garlic bread.


Forkful of Pasta Alla Checca


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3 Responses to Pasta Alla Checca

  1. Lois says:

    I wish my hubby wasn’t in Wisconsin until July! He will love this dish! I will definitely be making it when he returns!

  2. Yum. That last photo has me wanting to open my mouth wide!

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