Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce is a very yummy dish as well as a great lunchbox dish. Kids nowadays love to have noodles, pasta, spaghetti and other Italian and Chinese dishes which are equally delicious and different from our conventional foods. There a multiple varieties of recipes can be made using Pasta and this one is very simple and basic pasta dish

Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Kids love pasta and hence a perfect for your kids lunch box. Pasta is high in carbohydrate so make sure the rest of your kids lunch box contains plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. A small green salad and some seasonal fruit wold be ideal.
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 45 mins
Servings4

Ingredients:

Pasta (Fusilli or Macarones)250 gms
Onion1 medium size
Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce250 gms
Grated Cheese2 teaspoon
Fresh Cream1 teaspoon
Saltto taste
Pepper Powder1/2 teaspoon
Sugar1/4 teaspoon
Olive Oil1 tablespoon
Garlic Pods3
Basil Leavesfew



Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Method:
  1. Finely chop the onions and crush the garlic pods and ready with other ingredients. 

  2. Take a vesssel and add 2 cups of water and allow it to boil. When the waters starts to boil, add salt and add the pasta and allow it to cook in boiling water for 10-12 minutes. We can check the cooking method of the pasta in the back cover of the pasta that we have purchased

  3. Heat olive oil in a pan and add onions and crushed garlic and saute it nicely till the onions turns transparent. Add tomato-basil sauce and mix well and keep the flame low for 5 minutes. 

  4. After 5 minutes add salt, pepper and sugar and mix well and then add a cup of water and stir the pasta sauce regularly at 5 minute interval for about 30 minutes. By this time, the pasta would have cooked nicely and would be soft. Drain the excess water and keep the cooked pasta ready

  5. After 30 minutes the pasta sauce would have nicely cooked and blended with onions. Add shaved or grated cheese along with cream and mix well. To this add the cooked pasta and mix well

  6. Keep the flame low and cook the pasta for 5 more minutes. The cooked pasta would nicely blend with the sauce. Finally garnish with crushed pepper, grated cheese and basil leaves

  7. The Yummy Pasta with Tomato and Basil sauce is now ready to Serve! Slurp!!!
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

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  1. this picture makes me hungry. Too good

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  2. believe u are in chennai, so where did u get the basil leaves?

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    1. Hello Aparna, Thanks for your comment. Check with Nilgeries super market. As we are using the Tomato Basil sauce, Basil leaves are not mandatory.

      By the way, this is Sowmya,DIL of subbu mami. I am currently living in London. You can check the author name at the end of the recipe.

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    2. Sorry sowmya, didn;t see the author name. Also i was searching for basil leaves in chennai for pesto pasta, Very rare to get. Thats why asked. not an issue.

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  3. great recipes, well explained step by step. yummy and healthy, all well appreciated. keep posting and sharing. thanks

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  4. Why 30 minutes? Seems too long to cook pasta sauce.

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    1. Cooking pasta sauce in slow flame gives a nice flavor and it blends nicely with the pasta later.

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  5. Hi, Plz let me know what cheese to be used.I have creamy cheese and cheese cube, its very difficult to grate this cube type. Help.

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    1. You can refrigerate the cheese cube which will enable you to grate it easily.

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