Spaghetti Tomato Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce)

Total Time: 35 minutes

Cuisine: European


  • tomato
  • salt
  • spaghetti pasta bucatini
  • virgin olive oil
  • cloves garlic
  • basil leaves
  • red chilli flakes
  • black peppercorns
  • parmesan cheese


  • To make the Pomodoro sauce, we will first make the tomato puree
  • Click here to see the recipe of how to make tomato puree
  • Next, heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan; add in the garlic and toss for a few seconds
  • Next add in the tomato puree, salt , the crushed black pepper and the red pepper flakes and give the Pomodoro sauce a brisk boil
  • Turn the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer the sauce for about 10 to 15 minutes, until all the flavors from the garlic get into the sauce
  • Finally stir in the fresh basil leaves, turn off the heat
  • Cover the pan and keep the sauce aside
  • While the sauce was simmering, bring water to boil in a large sauce pan
  • Season the water with some salt, add in the Spaghetti and cook stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes until the pasta is tender
  • Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain pasta and keep it aside
  • Now to finish making the recipe we have to combine the cooked Spaghetti along with the Pomodoro sauce
  • To do this, add the pasta into the tomato basil pasta sauce and give it a good boil for about 3 to 4 minutes
  • Once you notice the Spaghetti is well coated with the sauce, the dish is ready to be served
  • Spoon the Spaghetti Pomodoro into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and serve warm for a weeknight or party dinner
  • Serve Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce) along with Fresh Garden Salad Recipe