Quick And Simple Tomato Pasta


I bought some tasty tomatoes so I’m going to use them for a quick and simple tomato pasta dish. I’m going to gently cook the tomatoes in garlic flavored good quality olive oil to get the juices out. Once it’s a sauce, I’ll drop some fresh basil to give it a nice aromatic finish. Take all this and use it to nicely cover some warm al dente spaghetti. I’m telling you, it’s an amazing Mediterranean meal!

Watch How To Make It:

One great thing about this quick and simple tomato pasta, besides the delicious taste, is the smell while you cook it. It makes you hungry! Also, the kitchen smells like a Mediterranean garden. It’s really nice to enjoy this dish for a quick but relaxed lunch at home.

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Quick and Simple Tomato Pasta

Servings 2 people


Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Boiling Pot



  • Start by removing the cores of the tomatoes
  • Then chop the tomatoes into small pieces and add them to a large bowl
  • In a preheated pan at medium heat add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and the crushed garlic. Cook it for 30 seconds
  • Then add the chopped tomatoes and the juices they left in the bowl
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and cook at medium heat for 7 minutes
  • Next we add the spaghetti in a boiling pot with a teaspoon of salt and cook for 2 minutes less than what it says on the pasta box
  • Once the pasta has cooked, add 1/2 ladle of pasta water into the sauce, the black pepper, the chopped basil and then the pasta. Cook for 2 minutes while mixing the pasta with the sauce
  • Add more fresh basil at the end and serve. Optionally you can sprinkle over some parmesan cheese
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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