Easy pasta recipe
Spaghetti with fresh garden tomato sauce

Be inspired by this easy pasta recipe and enjoy cooking Spaghetti with a delicious fresh tomato sauce that is quick, healthy and easy to prepare. 

Pasta recipes originated from Italy and have spread and gained popularity around the world. Spaghetti with fresh garden tomato sauce is one of those fruity, juicy and tasty Italian dishes that is not only a classic by now but is very popular with people of all ages and all walks of life.

This recipe was inspired by Scott Conant you can find his recipe at the following link


This recipe is presented by C&S and the Looking at Cooking team

Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Resting time: N/a
Total time needed: 75 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Easy Pasta
 with fresh garden tomato sauce

  • 600 gram / 21.16 oz fresh tomatoes, chopped into dice
  • 300 gram / 10.58 oz spaghetti
  • 30 ml / 1 oz olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. crushed coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp. black pepper freshly ground
  • ½ tsp. dried red chili flakes (Cayenne)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • A shot of brown balsamic vinegar
  • 30 ml / 1 oz olive oil
  • 3 tbs. of grated Parmesan or extra matured cheddar
  • 1tbs. butter
  • A little fresh oregano
  • 7 fresh basil leaves, chopped


  • Heat a little olive oil in the pan, add the chopped garlic to the pan and fry it for a minute or two. Don’t let it get brown.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, once they start to boil, add all the spices, sugar and vinegar except the oregano and the basil.
  • Lower the heat and let the tomato sauce simmer without lid for about 40 to 50 minutes. This will reduce the liquid and thicken the sauce.
  • Don’t use to much salt initially, rather add some once the sauce is ready to be served.
  • While the sauce has been simmering for about 30 minutes prepare the spaghetti in a large pot with about 4 liters of water.
  • Cook the spaghetti following the instructions on the packet, until they are nearly done and only need another 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • Remove the spaghetti from the stove drain the water, keeping some of it in case you want to change the consistency of your sauce a little later.
  • Quickly taste the sauce and adjust to your taste if you want to.
  • Than add the pasta to the simmering sauce and mix it well. Let it boil for another minute, which will allow the pasta to absorb some of the sauce.
  • Switch of the heat, add the cheese, butter, oregano and basil to the pasta, mix all well and place on a large dish on the table.
  • Eat it hot.

Serves 2

Adjust quantities for more servings accordingly

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