A Fresh Pasta Recipe Perfect for Valentine’s Day

After the awesome feedback from my vegetable soup post, I figured I would share another recipe on the blog. As you guys know, I don’t consider myself to be a cook…at all. But now that I’m home more often, I’m trying to cook at least once a week. Baby steps, right?Fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and onions for a pasta recipe.

I’m planning to share a recipe here on the blog no more than one time per month. I’ve been starting with mostly family recipes, specifically because my mom can walk me through each recipe over the phone before I start. Ha! True story. Plus, most of the recipes are fairly simple so you guys can know that if I can create an edible product from these recipes…then your creation is bound to be delicious!A fresh pasta recipe with grated parmesan cheese on top is the perfect dinner for Valentine's Day.

Today I’m sharing a pasta recipe that I’ve had my entire life. We weren’t huge pasta people growing up, but this pasta dish is one my mom would make frequently. I love it because it tastes sooooo fresh, and it’s not quite as heavy as other pasta recipes. Bites of fresh pasta for a yummy Valentine's Day dish.

If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in (like we are due to Frugal February), then this might be a good dinner to make! With a little red wine & some crusty bread…you’d have the perfect date night at home.

Fresh Pasta Recipe

How to make a fresh pasta recipe with tomatoes, onions, basil, and garlic.

Onions, fresh plum tomatoes, garlic, and basil to create a delicious fresh pasta recipe.

Simple Pasta Recipe

Casey
This simple, fresh pasta recipe is an easy dinner! Fresh tomatoes, onions, and garlic make a savory homemade sauce that's not too heavy. Pair with a glass of wine for a special dinner at home.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 20 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 6-8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 2 T. powdered chicken soup stock
  • 1/2 c. fresh basil chopped
  • 2 lbs thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta

Instructions
 

  • Dice the tomatoes and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, sautee onions and garlic with olive oil.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and mix in the chicken soup stock.
  • Stir every few minutes and continue cooking until some of the water evaporates. When it's almost done cooking, mix in the fresh basil.
  • While your sauce cooks, make your pasta following the directions on the packaging.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the pasta and serve immediately. Preferably with lots of grated parmesan cheese on top!
Keyword Simple Tomato Pasta

Dice the tomatoes and set aside. This is A LOT of tomatoes, so I put mine in a big bowl.

Chopped tomatoes in a large bowl to be used for a pasta recipe.

 

Grab a large skillet (make sure it’s big!) and coat it with olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and saute.
Saute garlic and onions in a large skillet on the stove.

 

When the onion is transparent, add the chopped tomatoes and mix in the chicken soup stock. The tomatoes will take over the entire skillet, but that’s okay…they will cook down.
Adding chopped tomatoes to the onion and garlic mixture in a large skillet.

 

The mixture will cook down and get watery. Stir every few minutes and continue cooking until some of the water evaporates. When it’s almost done cooking, mix in the fresh basil.
How to make fresh pasta sauce for an easy pasta recipe.

While your sauce cooks, make your pasta following the directions on the packaging.

Pour the sauce mixture over the pasta and serve immediately. Preferably with lots of grated parmesan cheese on top!

Fresh pasta recipe with grated parmesan cheese. This recipe makes A LOT of pasta (2 lbs!), but the good news is that it makes for the most delicious leftovers. The tomato juices really seep into the noodles and it gets better and better after a few days. An easy pasta recipe that you can serve hot or cold.

In fact, I will often eat this cold for lunch like a nice pasta salad. An easy and oh so satisfying lunch. A fresh pasta recipe that is perfect for leftovers.

I highly recommend you give this pasta recipe a try. It’s definitely not difficult (just a lot of chopping with those tomatoes) and the end result is incredibly delicious. Plus, for a pasta recipe it’s still pretty healthy. I usually opt for whole grain pasta noodles to add more fiber, and with all of those tomatoes, you’re getting lots of vitamins and minerals into your diet. How to make pasta with fresh tomatoes, onion, and garlic for an easy dinner.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try! I’d love to hear if you like it as much as we do.

Casey