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Red Sauce Pasta

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


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!


  • 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


  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.


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