This is my nonna Enza's pasta al pomodoro recipe! Using fresh tomatoes, the sauce come together in the amount of time that it takes to boil the pasta water, and cook the pasta!
In a shallow sauce pan, over medium heat, heat olive oil.
In mean time, boil a large pot of water and cook pasta in salted pasta water until al dente.
Add garlic and onions, and sauté until fragrant.
Add tomatoes and parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Cover, and let simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Take the cover off the pan, remove the piece of parmesan cheese, and and stir in fresh basil. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Mix sauce in with pasta. Plate pasta and garnish with more parmesan cheese.