1Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.
2While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until golden, about 1 minute. Stir in basil and tomatoes. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until slightly thickened.
3Toss pasta with tomato mixture; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste; serve while hot.
4You could add meat to this dish if desired, onion, peppers, other spices--any number of things--to dress it up and if you have time.