Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic Basil Toast

Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic Basil Toast
Linguine in Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic Basil Toast

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 10

    ounces dried linguine

  • 3

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 6

    cloves garlic, minced or 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic

  • 2

    English muffins, split

  • 3/4

    cup fresh basil, chopped

  • 1

    pint small tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2

    cup chicken broth or pasta water

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2

    cup halved, pitted kalamata olives (optional)

  • Grated Parmesan cheese; fresh basil (optional)

Directions

Heat broilers. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, set aside. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine 1 tablespoon of the oil and about one-third of the minced garlic; brush on cut sides of muffins. Place muffins on baking sheet. Broil 3-4 inches from broiler, for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the chopped basil; set aside. In large saucepan heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add remaining garlic, basil and the tomatoes. Cook 2 minutes; add broth and sugar. Cook 3-4 minutes, until tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta and olives; heat though. Sprinkle cheese and basil. Serve toasted muffins with pasta. Top with Parmesan and basil.

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