Spaghetti with Pecorino and Thyme

    20 min

    Spaghetti, garlic, Pecorino, thyme and fresh tomatoes come together in a flash for a tasty midweek supper.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 (500g) packet spaghetti
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 50g (2 oz) freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions; drain.
    2. In large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, tomato, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss with hot pasta. Serve topped with cheese.


    Feel free to substitute Parmesan or any other hard Italian cheese for the Pecorino.

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    Good simple side dish.  -  15 Sep 2008


    A very familiar dish to me that's especially delicious this time of year when tomatoes are at their vine-ripened best. I'll often use butter as well as the olive oil, and some fresh basil, parsley and/or chives. Freshly grated Parmesan or Romano is a fine substitute for Asiago. A few crushed red pepper flakes is good too, although I prefer this without. The tomatoes are meant to be fresh and uncooked, briefly tossed with the pasta just before serving. The fresh thyme was new to me, however, and I wasn't so sure I'd like it. I did.  -  11 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh my! This is fabulous and while the title implies "basic" or simple, I have to say it's simply delicious and a great side dish for grilled chicken. The flavors pair together nicely and I can see replacing the fresh thyme with fresh basil. I did add a bit of fresh basil as I had some on hand. I also added a little Parmesan with the Asiago. No matter what Italian cheese you have on hand you're sure to enjoy this dish!  -  23 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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