Tomato and Basil Pasta Recipe

Fresh tomato and basil pasta

  • serves 2
  • A little effort

A simple tomato and basil sauce is something that every cook should be able to make from scratch. This pasta sauce is so fresh and easy you'll never cheat again



  • tagliatelle 150g
  • vine tomatoes 4 large, diced
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • basil a small bunch, keep a few leaves to serve
  • extra-virgin olive oil 4 tbsp
  • parmesan  (or vegetarian alternative) to serve (optional)


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Toss together the tomatoes, garlic, shredded basil and oil and season well. Drain the pasta, reserving 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid. Toss everything together, sprinkle with basil leaves and serve with parmesan, if using.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 500
  • Fat 23.3g
  • Saturates 3.2g
  • Carbs 65.7g
  • Protein 11g