Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera – my favorite!

carrettiera1This dish is the epitome of freshness.  Use sun-ripened tomatoes when in season.  During the off season, I recommend Pomi brand chopped tomatoes.  I will include a picture of the package at the end of this recipe. 

1/2 pound spaghetti

5 large garlic cloves

1 bunch fresh basil

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 carton (25 ounces) Pomi chopped tomatoes, drained (or 28 ounce other brand chopped tomatoes, drained)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, salted.  Cook approximately 7 – 9 minutes.  Drain well.

While the pasta is cooking, chop the garlic and remove the basil leaves from their stems.  Slice the basil leaves into long, thin strips.

In a large skillet, combine garlic and olive oil.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant, not brown, approximately 1 – 2 minutes.  Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper and increase the heat to medium-high.

Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from the heat stir in the basil, add the spaghetti.  Toss and serve.

Pomi tomatoes are from Parma Italy and are 100% Natural – no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no water added or citric acid.

pomi tomatoes



Filed under Entree, Pasta, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera – my favorite!

  1. Melissa

    Where can you buy the pomi tomatoes? I can’t find them anywhere,I live near Collierville TN.

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