This One Pot Fresh Tomato Pasta is the perfect way to use up all your summer tomatoes! We cook down the tomatoes with an obscene amount of garlic, a little bit of sugar, and plenty of salt and then cook fresh pasta directly in the sauce. Finish if off with a handful of parmesan cheese, serve with a salad and this easy summer dinner is done.
In a large pot heat olive oil over a medium-low heat. Add garlic. Saute until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook another 10-15 minutes until tomatoes are cooked down and sauce-like. Season tomatoes to taste with salt and more sugar if needed.
Add water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add pasta and gently toss making sure to not break the noodles. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes until the pasta has soaked up the water. Uncover and toss the pasta. If it's still watery, cook with the lid off for another minute. Alternately, if the pasta sauce isn't loose enough, add a little bit more water and toss. Add in parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Serve with extra parmesan cheese and basil.