Thursday, July 2, 2015

Pasta With Tomato & Basil | Italian Pasta recipe| Penne Pasta recipe

Last month, i was hardly at home, we were travelling a lot. so i was afraid that i couldn't post this month BM, but somehow i managed to cook three italian recipe and i'm glad that i took this month challenge,otherwise i couldn't push myself to do it.

So here is the  first recipe under Italian dinner recipe. Pasta is a staple food of italian cuisine. When i searched for italian recipe, i found that pasta with tomato & basil is a popular combo, so i tried this recipe and it tastes wonderful. Within 10 days, i made it twice and we love it to the core.

Ok, now let see the procedure.


Penne Pasta - 1 1/4 cup
Tomato - 2 nos.
Onion - 1 (small)
Bell pepper - 1/2 of small one
Garlic - 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Basil - 1/2 tsp
Oregano - 1/4 tsp
Chili flakes - 1/4 tsp
Mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup(grated)
Olive oil - 1 tsp


First cook the pasta as per the packet instruction(Bring water to boil & add pasta ,cook for 8-10 approx) along with little salt & few drops of oil.In the mean time, cut onions & bell pepper into thin slices and grind the tomatoes into fine paste.

Once the pasta is cooked , drain the water and keep it aside .

 Now heat oil in the skillet , add garlic & saute it for 1 min and then add onions & bell peppers  and saute it for 2 mins 

Next add tomato paste and all the spices (basil,oregano & chili flakes) & mix well.

Now add salt & cook till it become thick and then add cooked pasta.

Mix pasta with tomato sauce well and then finally add cheese & give quick stir . Switch off the flame and serve hot.

Sprinkle some cheese on top while serving.


  • Even you can add pizza sauce instead of tomato paste too.
  • You can adjust the amount of cheese according to your preference.
  • You can use any type of pasta
Now it's time to dig in

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  1. Yea we love this combination as filling and makes an interesting change from regular...

  2. Yummy. This is a favorite in our home too.

  3. Pasta is a favorite with everyone :-)..

  4. Quick and easy pasta dish. My kids would love this.

  5. my fav penne make me drool..

  6. My kids will go crazy if they saw this flavourful penne pasta..inviting..

  7. This is our favorite comfort food. Love your last picture :)

  8. Kid's staple at home! Simple and elegant.

  9. Wow!!!! Lovely!!! Feel like eating now!!!