An easy tomato pasta that you can make quickly as a single serving for yourself or your kid, skipping that store bought instant tomato pasta. Just the ingredients that easily available in your pantry.
Making pasta sauce in bulk and using it pasta is usual thing I do once in a while, though I rely on the organic pasta sauce for Aj’s lunch box. I wanted to try a quick and simple tomato pasta, when you just have fresh tomatoes. I have posted masala pasta which is an Indian version with all masala powders and spices. But this one is just plain tomato pasta that you can prepare for a single serving, when you feel like having tomato pasta but you don’t have any sauce in stock.
Check out my masala pasta recipe, Pasta in white sauce and butter corn pasta.
You cannot expect authenticity in this recipe but taste wise it is really good enough to say this is tomato pasta. I have added dried herb, you can use fresh basil leaves to make it more fancy if you want. I basically don’t like fresh basil leaves. I pick and keep in pastas and pizzas. So settled with my favorite dried oregano.
Step by step pictures
- Boil pasta in water, salt and cook till soft as per the instructions given in the pack.
- Boil water and add whole tomatoes to it. Keep it immersed, turning once in between. After a minute, take it out. Peel off the skin.
- Break the tomatoes roughly and transfer to a blender. Grind to a puree.
- In a pan, heat oil and add finely chopped garlic if adding. Add the pureed tomato, sauce, oregano, salt (little), sugar.
- Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta to it.
- Add 2 tbsp of cooked pasta water and mix well. Cook until the sauce coats well and becomes shiny.
Serve with generous garnish of chilli flakes. You can top with vegetarian parmesan if you like.