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


Try this fresh tomato and basil pasta, then check out our tomato pasta, spaghetti arrabbiata and more tomato recipes.



  • 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