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Bursting Bruschetta Pasta

Experience an Italian classic transformed into a vibrant and delightful pasta dish. Bursting Bruschetta Pasta brings together fresh ingredients for a luscious and flavorful dinner that everyone will adore.
1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
770
CALORIES
$2.00
PER SERVING
Bursting Bruschetta Pasta
Directions
PASTA
20 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
40 min
TOTAL TIME
1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and the thin spaghetti. Cook according to package directions.
2
Before draining the pasta, reserve 1 and 1/2 cups of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and set aside.
SAUCE
3
In a large shallow pot, heat 1/3 cup olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden on the edges.
4
Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Carefully pour in the reserved pasta cooking water.
5
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 7 minutes or until reduced by 1/3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6
Add the drained pasta to the sauce mixture and toss to coat.
7
Remove from heat, add 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and toss again.
TOPPING
8
In a large bowl, combine halved cherry tomatoes, finely chopped red onion, roughly torn basil, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
9
Season the topping with salt and pepper to taste.
ASSEMBLY
10
Add the tomato topping to the pasta, toss, and serve with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.