Total time : 1 hour

Level : Easy

Serve : 5

This pasta with delicious tomato sauce  is easy , quick , fragrant , fresh and the tastiest .

Tomatoes contain several different antioxidants depending on the variety . Tomato includes vitamin A , vitamin C ,  and it contains  lycopene . It is also a good source of vitamin E .


400-  500 gr. pasta

about 3 Liter water

1 tbsp sea salt


4 middle size tomato , grated (  or use electric blender for finely chopping )

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tbsp tomato paste

3 cloves garlic , minced

1 tsp sugar

1 tbsp fresh basil leaves  , chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1/5  tsp black pepper , ground

1/2  tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp dried mint

1 cup water

Place a wide frying pan over medium heat and pour 3 tbsp olive oil and 1tbsp butter in the pan. Add the garlic and once the garlic begins to color lightly, add the grated tomato, tomato paste . Simmer for 5 minutes then add the chopped basil ,ketchup , 1tsp sugar , black pepper , red pepper flakes ,mint, the water, salt to taste .

Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until it is the perfect consistency. (If it is being thickenes , add more water. ) Remove  from the heat , set aside .

I have made for years this recipe . Delicious tomato  sauce  is perfect  for pasta and  homemade  pizza , meatballs .


Pour 3 liter water in a wide sauce pan add 1 tbsp water and bring to boil then add the pasta. Cook for 10 minutes or  aldante (or cook it  according to packet instructions ).When the pasta has cooked , drain it in a strainer .

Coat the pasta with the delicious tomato sauce  in the pan. Transfer  into a serve plate and sprinkle , grated  kashkaval cheese or cheddar cheese  or parmesan cheese over the top . Serve immediately .

Bon appetite!





2 Comments Add yours

  1. Always so comforting. Beautiful! 🙂

  2. Thank you! I try and post recipes that make me feel better in this cold weather! so glad you liked it! 🙂

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