It seems like this recipe has definitely made the rounds on Pinterest. For good reason. If you’re looking for something fast (that can possibly just use up whatever you have in your fridge) I can’t recommend this enough.
I got fresh tomatoes instead of canned; I think this would also taste good with whole fresh cherry/grape tomatoes. Or whatever veggies you have in your fridge: peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, maybe even broccoli. I didn’t have fresh basil, so dried can work in a pinch. And of course my garlic was growing some undefined mold (this happens more than I’d like to admit in my fridge), so I estimated the taste with some garlic powder. I also didn’t have red pepper flakes, but I did have cayenne & a couple dashes of that was plenty enough heat for me (I’m a spicy food weakling). I also think that next time I’d try this with chicken broth and maybe some italian sausage chopped up & mixed in. Long story short, this is the epitome of Italian cooking — use whatever you’ve got.
This is one of those meals that may even taste better the next day, because the spaghetti soaks up all the extra juices. For you single folks, this was 3 dinners and a lunch worth of food.