Simple Tomato Basil Sauce


Let’s face it.  As much as I enjoy cooking, life happens.  And it is a life saver to have meals like this in my game plan to keep me sane.
And you know what? It tastes better than anything you’ll get passed to you thru your car window.  Especially if served with some hot baguettes.

SIMPLE TOMATO BASIL SAUCE
Olive oil to coat pan (about 2-3 T)
1 shallot, finely minced
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 cans (14.5 oz ea) whole peeled tomatoes
2 cups basil leaves
12-16 oz spaghetti

While you cook the sauce, cook the spaghetti in a pot.
Coat the bottom of a pan with olive oil over medium heat.
When hot, add shallot and garlic.  Cook a few minutes, until softened.
Roughly chop tomatoes, and add to pan with juice and all.
When noodles are a just under done, add to pan with sauce with a scoop of the pasta water (the starch from the pasta will help make a sauce).  Let noodles finish cooking in the sauce until done.
Chop the basil and add to dish off the heat.

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