I've never been much of a tomato person, so the fact I am willing to blanch tomatoes, which in my opinion is one of the weirdest things to do to a tomato, in order to make this perfect summer dish is certainly saying something. The number of tomatoes really depends on the size of them- for smaller use 8-10 while if you've got those real big ones, stick to around 6. —Clara Mora
package of spaghetti
In This Recipe
Boil water in a large pot or saucepan.
Prepare another bowl filled with cold water and set aside
While the water is boiling, add tomatoes one at a time to pot for 10-15 seconds.
Take each tomato out and place them in the bowl of cold water for 30 seconds.
Peel the skin off of each tomato.
Dice tomatoes and add to bowl. Mash them with masher or bottom of spoon.
Add olive oil, Italian seasoning, and basil. Add salt and add more as necessary.
Press and add garlic. Stir all together and let sit covered in a fridge for at least 1 hour.
Make spaghetti according to box instructions. Add cheese to tomato mixture and and add to spaghetti and toss.