Try This Pasta and Tomato Sauce Recipe: A Taste of Tomato Garden and a Warm Summer Day

Ready in 15 minutes

This pasta and tomato sauce recipe, with simple ingredients, is extra easy and quick. It's perfect for a speedy dinner. Plus, it's extra rich, sweet, and tangy.

By Ksenia
3. May 2024
Rating: 5.00

Why this recipe is great

This pasta and tomato sauce tastes like a tomato garden and a warm summer day. It’s juicy, rich, tangy, sweet, and ready in 15 minutes!

Pasta and tomato sauce recipe with simple ingredients ready in no time.

Step-by-Step Pasta and Tomato Sauce Recipe

What’s better than a quick pasta and tomato sauce recipe? It’s juicy, tangy, sweet, and packed with flavor! Ready in minutes, it’s the perfect solution for a speedy lunch or dinner. And hey, you can jazz it up with your favorite cheese or add a kick of spice. Let’s dive into the recipe and make it extra delicious!

First up, let’s get spices going! Grab some oregano, ground coriander, white pepper, salt, and sugar. Mix them all up in a bowl. Next, chop up a small onion and a clove of garlic. Then, let’s tackle tomatoes. Go for the ripe ones with thin skin. We like to use cherry tomatoes in the winter, but it’s all about those juicy, seasonal ones in the summer. Cut them into nice, chunky pieces. Remember, this sauce cooks fast, so it’s best to prepare everything beforehand.

Now, onto the pasta. Heat a pan of water and cook your pasta until it’s just right – al dente. While that’s bubbling away, let’s start on the sauce. Heat some oil in a frying pan over medium heat – we usually go for about a 6 out of 9 on our stove. Toss in chopped onions and let them sizzle until they turn transparent. Then, add in the garlic and give it all a good mix. It’ll only take about a minute to get everything nice and fragrant.

It’s time to amp up the flavor! Sprinkle in spices and give it a quick stir. Can you smell that? If it’s aromatic and lovely, there’s no need to cook it any longer. Add a splash of water to the mix to keep those spices from burning.

Now, let’s add tomatoes. Stir them in, pop a lid on, and let them simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring now and then.

Once they’re nice and tender, it’s blender time! Whizz the tomatoes until they’re smooth as silk. You can strain the sauce through a sieve for an extra-smooth sauce. But honestly, we don’t mind a bit of texture from the skins, so we skip this step. If your sauce seems a bit thick, don’t worry. Add a splash of pasta water, and about 30 to 50 grams should do the trick.

The sauce goes back into the pan for a final simmer for a few minutes. Taste it and add a pinch of salt if needed.

It’s time to bring it all together! Add your cooked pasta to the sauce, give it a good mix, and there you have it! Remember, it’s important to keep that pasta al dente—it’ll finish cooking a bit more as it mixes with the hot sauce.
Now, dish pasta and tomato sauce up and enjoy every delicious bite! Bon appétit!

What Tomatoes are Best for Red Pasta Sauce?

You need ripe, flavorful tomatoes for the best pasta and tomato sauce. They will make the dish sweet, rich, and tangy. Add a few spices, and the sauce will be even more delicious.

So, what kind of tomatoes are best for making the red pasta sauce?

  • Use red ripe tomatoes. Green or brown tomatoes will not work.
  • Use tomatoes with a thin skin. Then, you don’t have to strain the sauce through a sieve.
  • In winter, you can use cherry tomatoes. They have a thin skin and a deep red color.
  • In summer or spring, go for seasonal tomatoes.

Cut off the stem and cut the tomatoes into chunky pieces. Add simple spices. We recommend coriander, oregano, and pepper. To balance the flavors, add salt and a teaspoon of sugar. Simmer, blend in a blender, and serve with your favorite pasta.

Easy and Quick

Is 15 minutes a speedy cooking time for tomato pasta sauce? For sure! And is it very tasty? 100%. This pasta and tomato sauce recipe follows the basic rules of Italian cuisine.

  • You cook it fast.
  • You use simple ingredients you’ve got on hand.
  • Because the pasta and tomato sauce recipe is quick and easy, you can cook it right before eating.

The sauce takes 15 minutes. That means you can cook pasta in the meantime. Time saved, delicious dinner is on the table. Enjoy!

Can You Prepare Red Pasta Sauce in Advance and Freeze it?

You can make several batches of red pasta sauce with ripe red tomatoes. Then, you can freeze the sauce and store it in the freezer for several weeks. You only have to cook the pasta when preparing your dinner because the sauce is ready!

This tomato sauce is not only for pasta. It also goes perfectly with beans, pizza, ratatouille—you name it!

More Quick Pasta Recipes

Do you love quick and easy pasta for dinner? Then try pasta with ricotta cheese and spinach. It’s ready in 15 minutes; you need only available ingredients. You will love the creamy sauce with herby spinach.

Or what about pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese? It takes some time to bake in the oven, but the prepping process is very quick. It’s creamy, tangy and sweet.

A pan full of freshly cooked pasta with rich and thick tomato sauce.

Pasta and Tomato Sauce Recipe | Step-by-Step Video Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Pasta and tomato sauce recipe is ready in 15 minutes. You need simple ingredients and a speedy dinner is ready!
Servings 2 Servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 400 g fresh tomatoes
  • 50 g onions 1 small onion
  • 5 g garlic 1 clove
  • 30 g vegetable oil
  • 50 g water
  • 160 g spaghetti

Spices for the sauce

  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt 5 g
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • First, prepare the spices. Mix 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 tsp salt (5 g), and 1 tsp sugar.
    Mixing spices for tomato sauce in a plate.
  • Cut 400 g of fresh tomatoes into pieces. Chop 50 g of onion and mince 1 clove of garlic. The sauce cooks very quickly, so it is better to prepare everything beforehand.
    Cutting tomatoes into pieces for tomato sauce.
  • Heat a pan with water to cook spaghetti. Add 160 g spaghetti to boiling water and cook until al dente.
    Cooking spaghetti in a pan with boiling water.
  • In the meantime, pour 30 g of oil into a frying pan and add 50 g of chopped onion. Fry over medium heat (6 of 9) for 4-5 minutes until transparent. Add 5 g of minced garlic (1 clove). Fry for around 1 minute and mix.
    Frying onion until transparent in a pan.
  • Add spices and stir. Add 50 g of water.
    Frying onion with spices and some water as a base for tomato sauce.
  • Add tomatoes and simmer for 8-10 minutes under the lid. Stir occasionally.
    Adding tomatoes to onions, garlic and spices in a pan.
  • Blend the sauce in a blender until smooth.*
    Adding tomato sauce to a blender to create a smooth consistency.
  • Return the sauce to the pan, add cooked spaghetti, and stir. Serve and enjoy!
    A pan full of freshly cooked pasta with rich and thick tomato sauce.



*You can strain the sauce through a sieve. This will produce extra smooth tomato sauce without any tomato skin. We don’t bother with skins, so we don’t do this.


Calories: 494kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1181mgPotassium: 725mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1684IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 494kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, European
Keywords: pasta and tomato sauce recipe, red pasta sauce, tomato pasta sauce with fresh tomatoes

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  1. 5 stars
    Very easy to make and absolutely tasty. Loved it!

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