Pasta with 15-minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

1 pound pasta
Kosher salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 pints cherry tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of sugar (probably not with HCF tomatoes!)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
Freshly grated Parmesan (for serving)

  1. Cook 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 garlic, then tomatoes, pepper, sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and release their juices to form a sauce, 6ā€“8 minutes.
  3. Toss pasta with tomato sauce and basil. Top with Parmesan.