How to Make Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes

Spruce up your spaghetti night with this scrumptious variation on a family favourite. The sun-dried tomatoes put in a smoky flavour to the pasta. Not only elders, children also love pasta with marinated tomatoes. Because of its versatility and colourful blend, you can dish it up in various family get togethers.

This simple pasta and marinated tomatoes recipe provides a speedy way to convert the plain pasta into a delectable light lunch or dinner. It is perfect choice for the people with busy schedules who usually don’t want to spend more time in kitchen. You can preserve it for weekdays as its taste last longer. It is simple to put together, rich and filling. What else you want? Try it and enjoy nice comments from your loved ones!

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 to 15 min
Total time: 25 to 30 min
Yield: 4 servings
Utensils: Cooking pot, mixing bowl, spatula or spoon

Ripe tomatoes – seeded and coarsely chopped: 2 large
Oven-dried tomatoes – coarsely chopped: 4
Extra-virgin olive oil: ¼ cup
Clove garlic – nicely chopped: 1
Coarse salt: To taste
Freshly ground pepper to season
Garganelle or penne pasta: 1 pound
Olive oil: ¼ cup
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Fresh basil leaves – loosely packed: 1 cup
Plum tomatoes – finely halved lengthwise: 12


  • 1

    Coarsely chopped two large fresh seeded tomatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl.

  • 2

    Top the tomato slices with 4 finely chopped oven-dried tomatoes, ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil and 1 nicely chopped garlic clove.

  • 3

    Season the tomato mixture with some salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • 4

    Use a large spoon to mix up the ingredients. Continue mixing until the salt dissolves completely and the ingredients coat well.

  • 5

    Cover the bowl and set aside at room temperature for 40 to 45 minutes or until marinate properly.

  • 6

    In the meantime, bring a pot of water to boil on stove with medium-high heat range.

  • 7

    Now add some salt and 1 pound of garganelle or penne pasta to the boiling water.

  • 8

    Cook the pasta for 8 to minutes until lightly tender. Otherwise, follow the instructions given on the pasta’s packet.

  • 9

    Remove the pot from stove and use a large colander to drain the cooked pasta. Rinse the warm pasta with some cold water and drain well.

  • 10

    Shift the pasta into the large serving bowl with tomato sauce and lightly mix to coat the ingredients.

  • 11

    Now shift this pasta-tomato mixture back into the pot and place it on stove with medium-low heat. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

  • 12

    Remove the pasta from heat and place on a large serving plate.

  • 13

    Garnish it with some fresh basil leaves and halved plum tomatoes. Serve warm and enjoy!

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