Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta – MSN Money

You forgo makeup, walk around barefoot and even read actual, hardcover books. Midsummer means getting back to basics, and that goes for this pasta with tomatoes, basil and ricotta too.

It couldn’t be simpler: Seasonal-favorite cherry tomatoes are the stars of the dish. Sauté a couple of pints with sweet onions and garlic, then add that goodness to spaghetti. The secret to a glossy sauce? Pasta water. Reserve a little for the skillet and it will help everything coat those noodles just so.

Finish each plate with a sprinkling of fresh basil and a healthy dollop of ricotta cheese. (And send us a thank you note later.)

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