Never Buy Store Bought Pasta Sauce Again: Red Basic Tomato Sauce with Bucatini Noodles

If you've ever looked at the nutrition label of a pre-made pasta sauce you know it's packed with sugar and salt. This homemade recipe uses San Marzano crushed tomatoes which is an heirloom tomato. These tomatoes have a much thicker skin with fewer seeds and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic. Makes for a very tasty alternative to the store bought sauces.  

4 cloves garlic sliced thin
Kosher salt
Red Chili Flakes
Olive Oil
28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes, crushed
3/4 cup Parmesan
12 leaves fresh basil
1 package Bucatini noodles

Start water - salted - to boil and get pasta cooking before sauce. In a separate pan add 4T olive oil, garlic, 1T kosher salt and red chili flakes over medium heat just until garlic is fragrant - don't brown. Add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer for 6 minutes. Turn off heat 1/2 cup parmesan and basil torn or julienned. Add pasta to the sauce - top with 1/4 cup parmesan.