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There are so many things you can do with pasta, with just a few ingredients. It’s always so simple to keep a few basic ingredients in the fridge and throw something together in a pinch. That’s where this Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes and Meatballs came from!
To start, boil a large pot of salted water. The salt is important. Aside from helping the water boil faster, it will impart some extra flavor to the pasta. When the water is ready, add the linguine. You’ll want it to be cooked to a perfect al dente, so no more than 10 or 11 minutes in the water.
Make the meatballs and have them under the broiler while everything else is cooking. If you time it right, everything should be done around the same time.
In a heavy bottom skillet, saute the tomatoes in olive oil with salt and pepper over medium heat. When the tomatoes start to blister, add the garlic. When the garlic begins to brown, stir in the white wine. Let the wine reduce enough to thicken to make a sauce. You don’t want it to reduce by half, just enough to thicken a little.
By now, the pasta and meatballs should be ready. Add everything to the skillet and stir to combine.
This dish is great served family style from a large bowl. Once you get it transferred to the bowl, garnish with some fresh basil and fresh grated Parmesan.