You are here: Home » Recipes » Pasta with “Melted” Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil Pasta with “Melted” Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil Yield 4 servings While this recipe relies on cherry tomatoes, it contains a couple handfuls of crushed tomatoes as well. Jill Melton PrintEmail Ingredients 8 ounces thin spaghetti2 tablespoons olive oil3 -- garlic cloves, minced1/4 cup slivered onion (optional)1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into halves2 large handfuls crushed tomatoes or 1 large tomato, crushed1/2 teaspoon coarse salt1 tablespoon butter1/2 cup slivered basil (or chiffonade)1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Regianno cheese Instructions Cook pasta, reserving some pasta water. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add cherry tomatoes, onion and garlic. Sauté about 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes. Add pasta, butter and basil to skillet. Cook 5 minutes, adding pasta water to thin if necessary. Serve with grated cheese.