Pasta with Uncooked Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This dish is light, but the flavors are intense. They explode in your mouth!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, stir together tomatoes, olive oil, crushed peppers, and salt.
  2. Let this mixture marinate for at least 20 minutes at room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  3. While mixture is marinating, prepare pasta, making sure to reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water from finished pasta.
  4. Stir reserved (hot) water and basil into tomato mixture.
  5. Add pasta and toss to coat.
  6. Add romano cheese and toss again.
  7. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I was really pleased to see this recipe posted because it is a classic. The flavor is incredible, and it gets raves from guests every time I fix it. If you can get really ripe tomatoes right from the vine, you will faint because they make the sauce so good. I have used rosemary instead of basil. This stuff is just too danged good. Pile on the cheese and dig in!

Bob Crouch September 02, 2002

You may or may not need the extra water - my sauce was a little soupish. Bu I could not fault the taste. Nice summer recipe which is quick and easy to prepare.

Missy Wombat November 22, 2003

I make this (minus the red pepper - I'm a sissy) on a regular basis all tomato season long. It's a standard summer meal for me and one which I enjoy much more than cooked sauce.

Jane*in*RI November 11, 2003

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