Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

This is a sauce you can make while you wait for your water to boil. Use this as a base & add any other vegetables to it you like. It is best when the tomatoes are ripe and sweet.

Super Simple Sauces:
Pasta Sauce with Cherry Tomatoes

2 big handfuls of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 onion med yellow
1 garlic clove
3-4 glugs of olive oil
chili flakes
2-3 slices of pancetta, prosciutto, bacon or ham
salt & pepper
basil, handful to top (optional)

In a frying paying on low heat sauté garlic and onion slowly for 10-15 minutes.
Add in a pinch of chili flakes as you like.
Toss in the tomatoes and pancetta, raise the heat to medium - medium/high.
Allow the tomatoes to cook down about 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes have melted down and made a sauce.
(It may be necessary to add a spoonful or 2 of water if too thick)

Taste and check seasonings, add salt & pepper.
Toss with fresh pasta and drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil and top with fresh basil.

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