Tomato and Basil Pasta

Tomato and Basil Pasta is a staple for my family. It’s easy to make, requires few ingredients and typical of most Italian food, it’s filling,  fresh and and very tasty. I use fresh basil when making my pasta, Jack has nurtured many basil plants in both my kitchen and roof terrace so I am able to simply pull fresh basil leaves straight from the plant! It is possible to use dried basil but I definitely recommend using fresh ingredients.  


Tomato and Basil Pasta
Recipe type: Main
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
  • 400 grams pasta
  • 1 Litre Water
  • 3 large tomatoes or 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbs tomato puree (if required)
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Handful of Fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbs Extra virgin Olive Oil
  1. Heat the oil on a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and fry until slightly soft. Add the garlic.
  2. Chop your tomatoes in to quarters and add in, or simply pour in the tin of tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes.
  3. For the pasta: Bring a pan of water the boil and add a pinch of salt. Throw in the pasta and cook according to your packet’s instructions.
  4. Season your tomato sauce with salt and pepper. If it seems a bit thin, add tomato puree. If it’s too thick, add a tablespoon of water.
  5. Throw in a few basil leaves and stir. Continue to simmer until your pasta is ready.
  6. Drain your pasta and add to the sauce. Serve straight away.
  7. Buon appetito!



  1. Heather says:

    Kudos for sharing your ideas. Very inspiring!

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