Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my all-time favorite pasta dish, especially since it's non-dairy. I like it hot, but you can adjust the red pepper flakes to make it as hot or mild as you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute garlic and onion in olive oil until transparent.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes and spices and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta in lightly salted, boiling water until cooked el dente.
  4. Drain pasta and place back in the pot and add some of the sauce and gently toss until coated.
  5. While serving, add additional sauce if desired and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
  6. Left over sauce can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated.
  7. Use a bit more red pepper if you prefer it hotter.


Most Helpful

Well this was just wonderful! I didn't expect anything sensational from such simple ingredients, but the more we ate the more we loved it. I thought the basil and parsley amounts looked small for fresh herbs, so I used the dried herbs instead (same amounts.) It was just right, and I served it with spelt rotini. This recipe is now on my "make often" list. Thanks Mirj!

Linorama February 25, 2003

Made this for supper the other night. My DH and I loved it. The only addition was a second clove of garlic. Spicy and hot enough for us. This was really great and we will have this again. Thanks!!

PixieDust June 14, 2002

This was really good. It was very easy to prepare and everyone liked it. I would take it easy on the red pepper flakes if you don't like things spicy. I loved it but my kids thought it was a little hot.

kat2 May 27, 2002

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