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Pantry Pasta

Author Joy In Every Season


  • 1 # Penne Pasta or whatever kind of pasta is in your pantry
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves diced or pressed
  • Fresh Basil chopped
  • 2-3 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large saute pan, add olive oil and garlic. Saute for a few minutes, then add in canned tomatoes.
  • Cook tomatoes/garlic on medium until pasta is finished. This will soften the tomatoes, they will break apart a bit more, and the flavors will blend.
  • If the tomato/garlic liquid starts to evaporate, add in about 1/4-1/2 cup of your pasta water. This will give you more sauce and also thicken the sauce (from the pasta starch).
  • When pasta is finished, drain (reserve a bit of the cooking liquid), and add drained pasta to tomato sauce pan.
  • If needed add a little more pasta water.
  • Stir in basil.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and top with parmesan cheese.