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Recipe: Cheese Broiled Tomatoes on Spaghetti


Spaghetti with tomato sauce can get old quick. Here’s an alternative meal with simple ingredients that you can whip up in no time:

Recipe: Cheese Broiled Tomatoes on Spaghetti
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  • 1 box of spaghetti (I used whole wheat above)
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup of fresh basil (I substituted with ¼ cup of dried basil)
  1. Cook pasta in salted water. Drain the water when the pasta is cooked but still firm when you bite it.
  2. Heat your broiler, and cut tomatoes into 4 thick slices (12 slices total).
  3. Arrange tomatoes in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, mozzarella, and Parmesan evenly over slices.
  5. Broil tomato slices for about 5 minutes.
  6. Warm olive oil with garlic and red pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  7. Combine the garlic oil and basil to the pasta.
  8. Put your tomatoes on top along with some additional basil and Parmesan. Serve and enjoy!


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