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This pasta dish is wonderful for fast, fresh cooking. It is very easy to substitute the ingredients for items that you have in season or around the house. I love extra onions and basil in everything, so we always add extra, and I tend to add some more red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to mine. The recipe does not come with meat, but chicken would be great with this!

12oz linguine
12oz cherry tomatoes, halved
1 onion, sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 sprigs basil, plus extra for garnish
2 Tbl olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
4 1/2 c water
parmesan cheese for serving

Add all ingredients to a pot, and bring water to a boil. Boil over high heat until pasta is al dente, stirring frequently. There should be a little bit of water remaining for sauce. Season and garnish to taste.