Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti

Fresh Tomato Sauce
Fresh Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti. Lisa Hubbard/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Ratings (5)

This simple tomato sauce is a delicious way to use fresh garden tomatoes. The sauce is seasoned with a little fresh basil and olive oil, along with garlic.

If you don't like the taste of uncooked garlic, saute it for a minute or two in the olive oil. Let it cool and add it to the sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 3 large tomatoes)
  • 2 garlic ​
  • cloves, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons ​
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • Dash black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound spaghetti

How to Make It

  1. If desired, peel tomatoes; remove seeds, straining juice into a bowl. Save the juice and discard seeds.
  2. In a food processor, combine garlic, tomatoes with juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and basil. Pulse quickly to chop roughly. Pulse more for a smoother sauce, if desired.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, add salt and pepper and let stand to marinate for about 20 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta in boiling salted water following package directions until just tender, drain and toss hot with the marinated tomato sauce.
  1. If hotter spaghetti is desired, heat the sauce just until hot on stovetop or in microwave.
  2. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 241
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 209 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 10 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)