Summertime Spaghetti

Summertime Spaghetti
Staff Writer
Summertime Spaghetti
Matt Moore
Summertime Spaghetti

The main rule of using fresh, quality ingredients is even more important in a recipe that requires so few items. In other words, choose your ingredients wisely. With that said, this meal is still easy on the wallet.

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3
Servings
269
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
  • 10-12 Ounces spaghetti
  • Crumbled feta, to taste
  • 6-8 basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. 

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until tender. Be careful not to let it brown. 

While tilting the pan away from you, add the canned tomatoes. Using the back of a wooden spoon, break apart the whole tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat to medium, simmer, and reduce.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until just under al dente, about 8 minutes. Using tongs, remove the pasta from the boiling water, draining off excess water, and add to the sauce. Toss the pasta thoroughly in the sauce to coat and finish cooking, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Add a generous portion of the pasta and sauce to each serving plate. Top with crumbled feta, to taste, and basil. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
84mg
8%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
80mg
11%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
62mg
4%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
61g
2%

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.