Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

Basil Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
Roland Bello
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Hands-On Time
15
minutes
Total Time
30
minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

12
ounces
spaghetti
3
large beefsteak tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), each cut into 4 thick slices
3
tablespoons
olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet
kosher salt and black pepper
8
ounces
fresh mozzarella, grated
1/4
cup
grated Parmesan (1 ounce), plus more, shaved, for serving
2
cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 to 1/2
teaspoon
crushed red pepper
3/4
cup
sliced fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet. Season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Dividing evenly, sprinkle the slices with the mozzarella and Parmesan. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Warm the oil with the garlic and red pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic oil, basil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to the pasta and toss to combine. Serve topped with the tomatoes, additional basil, and shaved Parmesan.
Dawn Perry
May 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 663
  • Fat 29 g
  • Sat Fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Sodium 850 mg
  • Protein 29 g
  • Carbohydrate 72 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Fiber 6 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 431 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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