Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe came from a Japanese cooking magazine article about making Italian food at home. I haven't tried it yet. Red pepper flakes could probably be substituted for the red pepper in this.


  1. Saute the chopped onion and minced red pepper in olive oil until done. (Along with them you can also saute the hard dry corners of the Parmesan cheese.).
  2. Add the can of whole tomatoes and mash.
  3. Add the potatoes, salt, water and basil leaves, and cook covered until the potatoes are done, adding more water if needed.
  4. Next add the pasta and cook until pasta is done. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve with Parmesan cheese.