Save time with this Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce that’s tasty and great with pasta, meat or shellfish!
This dinner is so yummy and the best part is that it goes from pot to plate in just 15 minutes!
In the summertime, I always have an abundance of fresh basil growing so I’m always looking for ways to use it and when it’s hot, the quicker the better!
I eat a lot of quick pasta dishes over the summer and this sauce is one I make a lot. You can add meat or vegetables if you like. I’ve added anything from cooked sausage, seasoned chopped meat or roasted vegetables, but this Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce really is lovely just as it is.
I’ve grown herbs on my kitchen windowsill for ages, but they’ve just never thrived the way they do outside in a garden. This year, I planted it in big outdoor pots and it’s grown beautifully!
I’m loving being able to go out and just snip what I need as it grows!
This Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce can easily be frozen and saved for another day. I often make it in huge batches and freeze it to use in all different ways.
This recipe was originally posted in 2014, but was updated to add nutritional information.
Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce
Save time with this Quick & Easy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce that's tasty and great with pasta, meat or shellfish!
- 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 14.5 oz cans of crushed or chopped tomatoes
- a couple of good handfuls of fresh basil chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your pasta according to the package instructions.
While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and saute the garlic for about a minute until lightly browned (being careful not to let it get too dark). Add the tomatoes & basil, season with salt and pepper and cook, uncovered, over a medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta and serve covered with the sauce.