Summer's ripe tomatoes shine in this one-pot meal. Cook pasta in the same pot with chopped, raw tomatoes. The noodles will absorb just enough tomato juice liquid to create a fresh, bright sauce that's not runny.
This recipe is super thrifty even with perfect tomatoes, because it uses the skins, seeds, and juice unlike many other sauce recipes. What a waste of taste, nutrition, time, energy, and money! Make it even thriftier by using discounted "canning tomatoes" — ones that are not pretty but are still delicious.