Penne Pasta with Cherry Tomato Sauce
1 packet of penne pasta salt ½ cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 punnets of cherry tomatoes ½ tsp black pepper Pinch of sugar 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil Freshly grated Parmesan (as much as you want for serving)
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high. Add garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes. Pour tomato sauce into the bowl of pasta and toss to mix. Top with fresh basil and Parmesan.