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Pasta Pomodoro on a plate topped with freshly chopped basil
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Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta Pomodoro is a quick and easy pasta dish that will quickly become a family favorite. This quick pasta sauce is full of tomato flavor. It's simple, tasty, and total comfort food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta Pomodoro
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 607kcal


  • 1 28 ounce can peeled whole tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 white onion finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  • Place tomatoes into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in onion and saute 5 to 7 minutes until soft. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes and saute 1 minute more.
  • Pour in tomato puree, season with salt, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions, drain.
  • Add pasta to sauce and toss to coat. Add in butter and parmesan and toss until butter is melted.
  • Serve hot topped with basil.



Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.7mg