How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add pasta to a large bowl, and toss with 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high. Add tomatoes, garlic, basil sprigs, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have started to burst and release their juices, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove and discard basil sprigs. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in sugar and 1/4 cup pasta water (Add up to 1/4 cup more cooking water to reach desired consistency; sauce should be loose enough to cover the pasta, but thick enough to cling a bit.) Serve warm pasta topped with tomato sauce, and sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Garnish with torn basil.