Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce)

Spaghetti tossed in tomato basil pasta sauce

Archana Doshi
Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce)
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Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe is also known as Pasta that is tossed in Tomato Basil Sauce and spiked with Parmesan cheese. Pomodoro in Italian means a sauce made from tomatoes. This pasta recipe is simple to make that is bursting with flavors from the tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil. It has a short cooking time and when you have a pomodoro sauce ready, your weeknight dinner for family would be ready in minutes. Serve Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce) along with Fresh Garden Salad Recipe.

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Cuisine: European
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


2 Servings


  • 2 cups Homemade tomato puree
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Basil leaves
  • 450 grams Durum Wheat Spaghetti Pasta , or bucatini
  • Red Chilli flakes , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , finely grated

How to make Spaghetti Pomodoro Recipe (Pasta in Tomato Basil Sauce)

  1. To make the Pomodoro sauce, we will first make the tomato puree. Click here to see the recipe of how to make tomato puree.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain pasta and keep it aside.

  5. Now to finish making the recipe we have to combine the cooked Spaghetti along with the Pomodoro sauce.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.