Red Sauce Pasta

Pasta recipes are always quick and easy to make. Red Sauce Pasta has always been my favorite. In this recipe I have also added sweet corns in the sauce and the combination is delicious, and it’s totally optional. I have used fresh basil leaves, if you do not have fresh basil then add 1 tsp of dried basil leaves. I have made it a bit spicy too, you can adjust the spice level as per your taste.

Cheese or Cream Tip: I don’t add much of cheese or cream to my pasta and if you can’t imagine your pasta without these then add it at step 6 in the recipe.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Global

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Pasta (of your choice) – 1.5 cups
  2. Sweet Corn – 1/2 cup (boiled) (optional)
  3. Tomato – 4 large (roughly chopped)
  4. Garlic – 2 cloves (roughly chopped)
  5. Fresh Basil Leaves – 9-10 (roughly chopped or torn)
  6. Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp
  7. Ground Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  8. Oregano – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  9. Oil  – 2 tbsp
  10. Butter – 1 tbsp (optional)
  11. Water – to cook pasta
  12. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Red Sauce Pasta:

  1. Boil water with salt. Add pasta and cook as per the instructions on the pack
  2. While pasta is cooking, take a blending jar. Add tomatoes, basil leaves and garlic. Blend to a little coarse paste
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add butter and tomato paste. Mix. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins
  4. Add chilli flakes, ground black pepper, oregano and salt. Mix and cook till oil starts to separate
  5. Add sweet corn and mix
  6. Strain the pasta and add it to the sauce. Mix and cook for a minute. Add cheese or cream at this step if desired
  7. Red Sauce Pasta is ready. Serve hot.

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