Delicious Quick Pasta & Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Quick, easy, kids like it--tomato sauce, fresh basil, cheese. I made this for the first time tonight, have been neglecting the groceries. I made this from what I had in the kitchen. It was delicious, my 4 year old liked it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion sauté until fragrant (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add garlic, cook 3-4 minutes more, stirring often to prevent browning.
  4. Add tomato sauce and dry spices.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat, add cheeses, stir gently until melted.
  7. Add basil.
  8. Pour over prepared pasta, toss to coat.
  9. Top with parmesan cheese.
  10. Serve with hot bread.


Most Helpful

This was fabulous! It was easy to make and had a beautiful presentation. I put it in a classy serving bowl and saved some of the fresh basil to put on the top as garnish. Kids loved it, and ate a ton!

Kathleen Talbot July 05, 2001

I didn't have any sauce on hand, and needed something I could make quickly. I used dried basil and left out the jack cheese. No complaints from the kiddos, but if I am using it to feed all six of us again, I would double it. It wasn't quite enough for everyone. Overall, very good! Thanks for posting.

StacieB CO June 15, 2007

I actually made this for my 1 1/2 year old son tonight, I took a bite and WOW! I wasn't expecting it to be so good! I think it's the cheeses that threw it over the top. I loved it so much that I got a bowl for myself. The only change I made was to add dried basil instead of fresh (I know, I know, but I didn't have any) Well, it was great anyway. Thanks Er Be3!

Juju Bee June 23, 2005

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