Classic Red Sauce Pasta

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Classic Red Sauce pasta is an ultimately comforting, creamy and a bowl of deliciousness! Full of fresh flavors with minimal ingredients and variations are countless!

If you are craving for the Quick pasta Dinner this is the one to make without many efforts!

close up shot of red sauce pasta served in plate

This red sauce pasta is quick and easy to make with creamy delicious tomato sauce with the right amount of dried herbs makes it ultimately flavourful.

There are a whole lot of variations you can make, you can add chicken or veggies or any seafood would make a complete whole-meal. check my post below for variations.

Why this recipe works:

  • Irresistible Tomato sauce makes it drool-worthy!
  • Satisfy the quick Cravings.
  • Variations are countless, add chicken, veggies or seafood of your choice.
  • How to make Red sauce pasta:

  • pasta is being cooked in boiling water

To boiling water, add pasta and cook till they are al-dente.

Diced tomatoes in blender
Add diced tomatoes to a food processor/blender
pureed tomato in jar
Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
garlic is being sauted in saute pan
To a saute pan, heat up olive oil add finely chopped garlic and let it cook for a minute.
chopped onions are being added to saute pan
Add chopped onions and cook for 2 to 3 mins till the onions are translucent.
a wooden spoon of salt is being added to saute pan
Add required amount of salt
tomato puree from jar is being added to onions in saute pan
Now, add the tomato puree
red sauce pasta is being cooked in saute pan
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes,
spices are being added to red sauce pasta in saute pan
Add chili flakes, dried basil and some mixed herbs
pasta with red sauce is being cooked in saute pan
Keep stirring for 3 to 5mins till the red sauce is well cooked.
cooked pasta is being added to saute pan
Add cooked pasta
red sauce for pasta is being tossed in saute pan
Gently toss the pasta to the red sauce.
a mug of pasta water is being added to red sauce pasta in saute pan
I have taken some cooked pasta water/milk to thin out the consistency of red pasta sauce.

close up shot of red sauce pasta recipe served in plate with grated cheese aside

Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese and serve.

Tips To Make Red Sauce Pasta Recipe:

1.Pasta: You can use any shapes of pasta you have in your pantry. Check for the package instruction before cooking.

2.Tomato: I have taken juicy pulpy tomatoes for a red sauce, you can also get a canned tomato sauce.

3.Herbs: Add spices/herbs according to your taste preference.

4.Pasta water: To thin out the consistency of the pasta sauce, add cooked pasta water 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup according to the consistency you like.

Variations to make pasta with red sauce:

1.Chicken: To a diced chicken pieces, add chili flakes, dried basil, minced garlic, olive oil, and salt. Cook in the open pan until the chicken cooked and the water dries up.

Toss the cooked chicken with pasta and serve.

2.Veggies: Veggies like broccoli, zucchini, capsicum, cauliflower works well. Cook the veggies adding mixed herbs, chili flakes, and salt. Cook in olive oil for 2 to 3 mins till they are crunchy.

3.Seafood: Cook the seasoned fish or prawn and toss with pasta.

4.Cream: To make a creamy Red sauce pasta add 1/2 cup of cream to get a creamy red sauce pasta.

 close up shot of red sauce pasta served in plate

FAQS:

1.How do you serve pasta with red sauce?

Serve with crusty toasted bread or garlic bread.

2.Can the red sauce be frozen?

Yes, Store in an air-tight freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

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Red Sauce Pasta


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Classic Red Sauce pasta is an ultimately comforting, creamy and a bowl of deliciousness! If you are craving for the Quick pasta Dinner this is the one to make without many efforts!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup pasta
  • 5 tomatoes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 5 Garlic pods
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbs parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. To boiling water, add pasta and cook till they are al-dente.
  2. Add diced tomatoes to a food processor/blender. Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
  3. To a saute pan, heat up olive oil add finely chopped garlic and let it cook for a minute.
  4. Add chopped onions and cook for 2 to 3 mins till the onions are translucent. Add required amount of salt
  5. Now, add the tomato puree.Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add chili flakes, dried basil, and some mixed herbs. Keep stirring for 3 to 5mins till the red sauce is well cooked.
  7. Add cooked pasta. Gently toss the pasta to the red sauce.
  8. I have taken some cooked pasta water/milk to thin out the consistency of red pasta sauce.
  9. Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese and serve.

Notes

Tips to make Pasta with Red Sauce:

1.Pasta: You can use any shapes of pasta you have in your pantry. Check for the package instruction before cooking.
2.Tomato: I have juicy pulpy tomatoes for a red sauce, you can get a canned tomato sauce.
3. Herbs: Add spices/herbs according to your taste preference.
4. Pasta water: To thin out the consistency of the pasta sauce, add cooked pasta water 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup according to the consistency you like.

  • Category: brunch, dinner, Main
  • Cuisine: Italian

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