The most basic of cooked sauces and the simplest, tomato and basil sauce is the benchmark of a good Italian home cook.Pasta is comfort food for us at home and easy peasy and yummy. This delicious pasta dish is easy to make and is a great quick fix for a lazy Friday night dinner.


Ingredients:-

  • 95 g pasta of any type (you could use any pasta here,macaroni , long, thin, short, tube: this is one sauce which works well with all the pastas)
  • 30 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 clove crushed garlic
  • minced 1tbsp dried basil,( Since I don't have fresh Basil)
  • 120 g diced tomatoes
  • crumbled 3 oz (90 g) Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Method:-

1) Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2) Dice the tomatoes in small chunks and keep aside.
3) Heat the oil in a large skillet, add garlic .As soon as the garlic gives off its aroma and becomes opaque add the tomatoes, and the spices, and cook on medium heat in a skillet, until the tomatoes look like they're well-cooked (about 10 minutes or so). Then, if you need the extra sauce, add it, but not more than 1/3 cup.
4) When the pasta is done, drain and add it to the sauce. Mix it well.Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
5) Toss warm pasta with Parmesan Cheese .
6) You can add more Parmesan and dried basil if desired. Serve immediately.


Tip:-After you have a basic tomato sauce in hand you could do zillions of variations; add grilled veggies ,spinach etc.


This recipe is reaching 2 Events:-

1) A.W.E.D Italiano Event hosted by DK

2) Herb Mania - Basil hosted byAmmalu's Kitchen



32 Comments:

  1. Purva Desai said...
    Tomato - Basil pasta are my favourites...they look mouth watering...
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    Cham said...
    Tomato basil sauce looks good with pasta :) Nothing beats with the homemade one! Great entry :)
    srikars kitchen said...
    Wow... amazing...Tomato - Basil pasta are my favourites...they look mouth watering...
    Nice entry...
    Uma said...
    lovely pasta! my most fav. dinner option.
    Nithu said...
    Wow! Your pasta looks perfect. I am a great fan of pasta.
    notyet100 said...
    this is the classic and evergreen recipe,,,nice one fro the event,..;-)
    VEGETABLE PLATTER said...
    yummy pasta sireesha ,, feel like eating it right now ..
    Laavanya said...
    Basil always lends such a special touch - yummy.
    mitr_bayarea said...
    Toamto basil pasta looks so moist, you have been generous with your sauce and the basil. As you mention in the end, it is best to eat hot and imemdiately for the taste.
    Usha said...
    Pasta is one of my favorite dinner items,looks good :)
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    Sagari said...
    delecious and comforting pasta sirisha
    sowmya said...
    yummy pasta..seeing pasta with basil in a lot of blogs nowadays..
    Priti said...
    Pasta looking so gud...nice one dear
    SriLekha said...
    tomato basil pasta my hubby love it!
    Sukanya said...
    Tomato-Basil pasta is so yummy...Great post
    sowmya said...
    awards for you in my blog!!
    Nidhi said...
    I love the Cheese sauce Pasta...But yours looks gud. Lovely pic
    SriLekha said...
    u have a treat in my blog!
    Sireesha said...
    Thanks all for lovely comments.
    Indranee said...
    I was looking for an interesting pasta recipe and this one's great!I'm sure it'll taste lovely. Thanks Sireesha for posting:)
    A_and_N said...
    Looks simple and mouthwatering! Homemade sauce rules :)
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    ramya said...
    love tomato basil pasta.Nothing can beat homemade sauce
    sabita said...
    Pasta looks inviting......I am great fan of pasta.....
    shruti said...
    Yumm yumm and delicious pasta.....
    Purva Desai said...
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    D said...
    The more you kept talking about the dish, more hungry I got! Nothing beats out the combo of basil with pasta. Good one :)

    Thanks for sending it across to AWED :)


    DK
    (culinarybazaar.blogspot.com)
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Mouth watering dish. Simple and yet delightful.
    Sireesha said...
    Thanks all for ur great words ya this dish is simple but tasty and yummy
    Dazy said...
    I was looking for something creative like this. Then tried this awesome recipe. This recipe does not disappoint. It's a snap to prepare and really tasty.
    Supriya Nair said...
    Hey there....the pasta is so delicious looking...I loves pastas...adore the flavours that are associated with it

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