What is quicker than a meal that you don't even have to cook the sauce? As you are waiting for the water to boil and the pasta to cook, you are chopping up some tomatoes and basil, and maybe grating a little cheese. Presto, done.
Pasta with a Tomato, Basil, and Olive Oil Sauce
1 lb pasta of choice
3 roma tomatoes (or approximate equivalent of grape or cherry tomatoes) diced and most of the seeds removed
2 tbsp chopped basil (if you don't have fresh, a heaping tsp of dried, or a tbsp of this stuff will do)
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
1/4 cup olive oil (more if needed)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan or asiago cheese
Cook pasta according to box directions.
Combine tomatoes and seasonings and let sit while pasta cooks.
Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Adjust salt and pepper and olive oil as needed.
Serve topped with a little cheese