For the spaghetti with tomato sauce recipe start cooking the oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 4 to 6 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and add a cup of water to the skillet. Add the basil, raise the heat to medium-high and simmer until the sauce thickens.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the spaghetti to the boiling water and cook according to package directions
Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce, and stir to coat, serving with grated Parmigiano Reggiano.