This is one of my favorite classic Italian pasta dishes! It is bursting with flavor and has a great spice! It is simple to make and so delicious!
-1 lb Bucatini
-1 28 can of San Marzano Crushed Tomatoes
-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-2 tablespoons extra virgin light olive oil
-1/4 small yellow onion (chopped)
-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
-1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
-a pinch of salt
-1/2 teaspoon dried basil
-1 small bay leaf
-6 basil leaves (ribboned)
-Fresh parmesan (shredded)
-On the stovetop in a small pot, heat up the olive oil and sauté the onion for 3 minutes.
-Add in the garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, ground pepper, and salt. Stir and let heat on low for 30 seconds.
-Pour in the tomatoes and stir. Then place a bay leaf on top. Cover 3/4 the way and simmer on low for 30-45 minutes. (After 15 minutes, remove the bay leaf) Be sure to stir the sauce occasionally.
-On the stovetop boil a large pot of water. Once boiling make sure to add a teaspoon of salt.
-Boil the pasta to al dente. Take out and drain.
-Add the pasta back in the pot and pour the sauce all over. Add the fresh basil on top and toss to combine.
-Plate your pasta and add a lot of fresh parmesan!
-Serve and ENJOY!
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