Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

Basil Spaghetti With Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes
Christopher Baker
Instead of the usual tomato sauce, serve spaghetti with fresh tomatoes covered in melted mozzarella and Parmesan.

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Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
30
minutes

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
torn 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. In a small saucepan, warm the oil with the garlic and red pepper 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.