Alla Checca

Alla Checca

190 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
Star Pooley
Recipe by  Star Pooley

“A wonderful recipe for an uncooked sauce made with fresh garden tomatoes and you don't have to cook a thing except for the pasta!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil in a non-metal bowl. Stir in salt. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit at room temperature at least 2 hours, or as long as 10 hours.
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain. Pour uncooked sauce over hot pasta, and toss. Add grated Parmesan cheese to your liking.

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Reviews (190)

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Peripheree
96

Peripheree

Excellent recipe, however it needs just a little more zip. Don't forget to add half a minced red onion (or more to taste). That really complements the tomato flavor. Salt needs to be about half a teaspoon and a hint of freshly ground black pepper. Also, if you're in a hurry or out of fresh tomatoes, the canned tomatoes actually substitute quite well. You can buy whole canned and chop them yourself or buy them already diced. Just make sure you buy the "no salt added" kind or you'll have to adjust the salt in the recipe. Oh, and I think 1/4 cup of olive oil was fine since I am not too fond of oily textures. I would just add an extra tomato or two to have enough sauce. FABULOUS fresh recipe and I like to also use it as a dip on occasion...sort of an Italian salsa.

Esmee
60

Esmee

This recipe was perfect for the fresh tomatoes I picked out of my garden. I didn't have time to let the sauce 'sit' and it still tasted great. I did slightly alter the recipe. I used penne for my pasta, reduced the the garlic to 1 clove and added 1/2 lb boiled shrimp to the finished product -- which helped to make it a bit more hearty for my family.

Jillian
53

Jillian

So good! Very simple fresh ingredients produce a great dish. I used 1/4 c. of olive oil and cherry tomatoes cut in half. I also used more garlic, 1/2 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes along with the fresh basil. I put it in tupperware so I could toss it a few times over the course of a few hours. It went great over angel hair pasta.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 610 cal
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 69.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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