Spaghetti Pomodoro

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spaghetti pomodoro

INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
4 medium tomatoes pureed in a blender
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 pound spaghetti
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Pecorino

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add minced onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 12 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes. Add crushed red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute more. Increase heat to medium, add puréed tomatoes and the basil. Cook, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens and the flavors meld, come together about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until done. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce in a large bowl. When serving sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese over each plate. Serves 4 to 6