If you like pasta as much as we do, you’ll love this super quick pasta sauce! Get dinner ready as quickly as spaghetti, with a fancy twist and a ton of flavor. Enjoy!
Tomato and Garlic Pasta Sauce
Needs Fulfilled: Quick Meal, Gluten Free, Allergy Friendly, Low Carb, Vegetarian/Vegan
Serve With: Salad and Garlic Bread
Prep: 0 minutes Cook: 20 minutes
Time to Table: 20 minutes
Needed Equipment: Skillet
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
3 tsp minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
2 Tbsp basil (I tried this basil stir-in paste, which worked really well, but you could also use chopped fresh leaves or even pesto).
1/2 tsp salt
15 oz diced tomatoes
Start cooking your pasta (see below). Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and let cook about 1 minute. Add in the remaining seasonings and let cook until fragrant (until it starts to smell very basil-y). Add in the tomatoes, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer while the pasta cooks and the sauce thickens a little. Toss the pasta with the sauce.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN:
You can use just about any kind of pasta that you choose – for a heartier meal, choose a penne or ziti noodle; for a more typical pasta night, go with spaghetti noodles!
Choose gluten-free noodles or use zoodles for a gluten-free or low-carb option.
Sprinkle with some shredded Parmesan or mozzarella, if desired
Add onions or switch the basil for oregano or marjoram for another flavor twist.
As always, adjust the basil, garlic, salt, and pepper for your family’s tastes!