Simple and Sweet San Marzano Pasta

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1/2 pound of spaghetti (I was making enough for two people)
17 ounces fresh mini-tomatoes cut in half, cherry or San Marzano
3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar of Modena
1 teaspoon brown sugar, I used cane sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for grating

In a small bowl mix the balsamic vinegar with the sugar and set aside. In a saute pan heat the oil at medium heat and cook the garlic being sure not to burn them. Add the tomatoes, cook for a few minutes and add the balsamic sugar mixture, stirring. Season with salt. Remove from the heat and add the basil. In a big pot, boil water, add salt, and cook the spaghetti al dente. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve immediately with grated parmesan cheese.

San Marzano pasta is a simple fruity and sweet dish for when you don’t have much time but want a home cooked meal. It’s fast and easy, not much prep and no tomato peeling or coring. Love it with a glass of red wine and a lot of cheese.


  1. I am loving this recipe and I really really want that right now!♥

  2. Gracias Dinorah, un abrazo grande .

  3. Dinorah Briceño says:

    Viva Lola con sus recetas de lujo! Un abrazo!

  4. Dear Lola,

    These are the dishes that make us happy and sentimental all at the same time. Delicious.

    Have a beautiful evening.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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