Cooking with Nonna: Rustic Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes


Italian food is all about simplicity, fresh flavours, and using ingredients you already have. Today's post shows you Italian cooking in the purest form as shown by my Nonna. She's really an allstar when it comes to the kitchen, not to mention she is just the cutest thing! If you like Italian pasta dishes, and love simplicity, then keep on reading! pasta9

For this recipe you will need:

Spaghetti (we used half a pack for this dish)

2 Roma tomatoes, cubed

10-15 halved cherry tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic, diced

1 large onion, sliced

2 tbsp of olive oil

1 tsp of chili flakes

a pinch of pepper

Salt (a good pinch for the pasta water and 2 tsps for the sauce)

Fresh parsley and basil (be as liberal as you like)

To begin, pick out 1 large pot for the pasta and 1 large pan for the sauce. For the sauce, heat up the olive oil in the pan on high heat, then add the garlic and onions. While the garlic and onions soften, fill up your pot with water and boil on high heat. Add the good pinch of salt now to the pot of boiling water.


To continue the sauce, add in all of the tomatoes, chili flakes, pepper, and salt. Keep stirring the sauce so the flavours can develop amongst each other. Add in the parsley.output_kx3yjA


At this time you put the spaghetti in to cook. Add in a tbsp or so of the pasta water into the saucepan, and keep stirring gently.


Once the spaghetti is al dente, drain the water and add to the saucepan. Combine the pasta and sauce well. Add in the basil, and you can serve! Boun Appetito!


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