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Blow your MIND" Tomato Basil Pasta
No Straining, just Stirring

Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta

         12 ounces pasta (I use different pasta each time)

         1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)

         1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips

         4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

         1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

         2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

         2 large sprigs fresh basil, chopped (Ive used dried in a pinch)

         4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (Ive used beef or chicken as well)

         2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

         Parmesan cheese for garnish

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot but you can reduce as desired.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.