Cook the pasta according to directions. Drain and keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until it changes color. Add the tomatoes and pepper and heat through,stirring constantly,about 2-3 mins. The tomatoes should not lose their shape. Remove from the heat.
Transfer the hot,cooked pasta to a large bowl. Toss gently with the tomato mixture,basil and half of the parmesan cheese. Serve immediately and pass remaining parmesan cheese for garnish.