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pasta pomodoro in a bowl

Pasta Pomodoro Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 523kcal
This Italian pasta pomodoro recipe is made with fresh tomatoes and a light and flavorful sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal and made using simple ingredients.
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed or petite-diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti cooked to al dente
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan cheese grated or shaved


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add fresh tomatoes, salt and pepper and sauté, stirring often, 1 minute.
  • Add minced garlic, stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, cooked pasta and chopped basil; stir often and cook 3-4 minutes or until liquid is reduced.
  • Serve in individual dishes and garnish with fresh basil leaves, shaved Parmesan and grated Parmesan.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 697IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg