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Tangy Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

  • Veg
  • 1 hr 15 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium



The combination of tomato and pasta can never go wrong. This has coerced food enthusiasts to delve into generating various tomato sauces. Tomato and basil pasta sauce is one of those variations. Textured to look at, zesty to taste, tomato and basil pasta sauce is a quick and easy recipe to make at home.

Taking less than 30 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook, you will be ready to pair it up with pasta for your dinner. While it can be purchased from any grocery store, save your time and money both by making this tasty sauce at home and preserve it up to use it later with fish or meat.

Health Benefits

Tomato and basil pasta sauce is a healthy contribution to your meal that has several positive impacts on your body and health. It is good for improving your immune system, especially against cancer. It serves as armor against heart diseases and cuts back the cholesterol level in your bloodstream.

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How to Make Tangy Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the oil.
  2. Stir in onion and garlic until they are softened, but not browned.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, chili flakes, balsamic vinegar, and sugar.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook on low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Stir in basil and season the sauce with salt and pepper.
  6. You can blend the sauce in a food processor to form a more smooth sauce, or it can be left a little chunky.
  7. Smear over cooked pasta and garnish with parmesan cheese.


  • The traditional pasta sauces are categorized into the tomato or vegetable-based sauce, cream-based sauce, cheese sauce, herb-based sauce, and oil-based sauce.
  • Tomato and basil sauce is a combination of tomato-based and herb-based sauce, resulting in a more vibrant and tangy flavor to pair with pasta.

Thick tomato sauces such as tomato and basil pasta sauce are generally used with shaped pasta like Gemelli, route or trenne pasta.


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