Tomato Ricotta Pasta

heat oil and butter over medium, add tomatoes, cover, cook for 5 minutes

meanwhile, boil pasta al dente in salted water

mince the garlic

chop the basil

press the tomatoes with a fork to release juices

add garlic, cook for 1 minute

stir in salt, pepper, thyme and chili flakes

add puréed tomatoes, bring to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes

stir in ricotta

stir in Parmesan

add chopped basil

scoop up 1/2 cup cooking water, drain the pasta

toss pasta  with sauce

add 1/4 cup cooking water

top with black pepper, chili powder and basil