Pasta with Tomato Paste Sauce Recipe
Pasta is such a versatile meal staple and can be combined with so many different ingredients to create a variety of tasty family meals. For a classic Mediterranean style dish combine tomato paste with your favorite style of pasta, fresh basil leaves and parmesan cheese.
Tomato Paste Sauce
Make sure you have the following ingredients on hand for a quick and tasty meal:
- Tomato paste
- Fresh basil leaves
- Parmesan cheese
If you don’t have a store bought tomato paste in your pantry you can easily make your own from fresh or canned tomatoes. It’s simple and when you make your own you know exactly what the ingredients are. An advantage of making your own tomato paste is being able to cut down on added salt and sugar in your diet.
Here’s a quick recipe for making your own tomato paste to use as a pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes. If using fresh tomatoes, allow 2 to 3 hours to create the perfect tomato paste.
Top Tip: Using canned tomatoes will shorten the cooking time to just 10 minutes.
Favourite and Simple Spring Pasta Dish
Tomato paste sauce is a versatile base for pizzas, meatball sauce, soup base or simply stirring through cooked pasta for a quick and easy, nutritious meal. Add your favorite spring vegetables for variety. Try this sauce with zucchini noodles or ribbons too.
Now you have the perfect light and tasty spring tomato pasta dish! Enjoy!