Tomato Basil Pasta

Tomato Basil pasta is close to my heart, it is my all time favorite pasta. I simply love the fresh flavor of basil leaves along with the tangy tomatoes, and garlic gives it that extra punch. It is a comfort food for me. It is also a quick-fix meal.

I have used whole-wheat spaghetti in this recipe.

Also try: Sweet Corn Pasta, Pressure Cooker style Macaroni, Lemon Pasta, Pesto Pasta with Grape Tomatoes or Pasta with Grape Tomatoes.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Global

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Spaghetti Pasta (or your choice of pasta) – around 140 grams 
  2. Tomato – 4-5 large (roughly chopped)
  3. Fresh Basil Leaves – around 10 (chopped)
  4. Garlic Cloves – 3-4 (roughly chopped)
  5. Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp
  6. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  7. Butter – 1 tbsp
  8. Oil – 1 tbsp
  9. Water to cook pasta
  10. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Tomato Basil Pasta:

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on the pack
  2. While pasta is cooking take a blending jar, add tomatoes and garlic. Blend to a paste
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add butter and tomato paste. Cook till oil starts to separate
  4. Add chilli flakes, ground black pepper, chopped basil leaves and salt. Mix
  5. Strain the spaghetti and add it to the sauce. Mix till spaghetti is coated in the sauce.
  6. Your Tomato Basil Pasta is ready!!!


  1. You can also add cheese or cream to this recipe at step 4, if desired
  2. If you do not have fresh basil leaves then add 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  3. You can use spaghetti (or any other pasta) of your choice like regular, whole wheat or lenthil. 


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