YIELD 4–6 servings

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS 

PREPARATION

    1. If you are not using readymade pasta, Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12" skillet or wide heavy saucepan over medium-high. Add the garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6–8 minutes.
    3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan or Pecorino.