Easy Tomato Sauce

I like the packages of refrigerated fresh ravioli or tortellini because it's a little more substantial than just making plain spaghetti and, because the pasta is fresh, it takes no time to cook. On nights when cooking seems like more trouble than it's worth, that little package is a welcome sight. I like to dress it up a little bit, though, so tonight I thought I'd use one of the tomatoes from this week's box to make a quick sauce and top it with some of the fresh basil. Super fast, but still feels fresher and more tasty than doing take-out or something frozen.

Total time to cook: 15 minutes

1 package fresh pasta (ravioli or tortellini)
1 tomato, cut into 1/2 cubes (doesn't have to be perfect)
1//8 cup hand-shredded basil leaves
1 garlic glove, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup shredded parmesean

- As your pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat.
- After a minute, add the garlic and stir until it's all coated.
- Once the garlic starts to brown (about three minutes), add the tomatoes.
- Season the tomatoes with a dash of pepper.
- Stir regularly.
- Once the tomatoes have softened and the pan is half liquid, half tomato chunks, turn off the heat.
- Once the pasta is finished and drained, return it to the pot and mix in the tomato sauce.
- Plate the pasta and top with basil and parmesean.
- Serve immediately.

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