Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

Hey there–  We have the end of the tomato crop in the house and happily, had saved this beautiful pasta sauce recipe from my blog-buddy Mollie at The Frugal Hausfrau .  I think you’d love here recipes, bright, super practical and always something you’d love to have on your table.

And have to say I love that dinner was ready in about 15 minutes!!  Make a simple salad (greens, nectarine, feta) while the tomatoes cook and dinner’s on the table before you know it.

All to say, this was our dinner tonight, thanks to Larry, the tomato farmer, and Mollie, the recipe inventor.  And it was delicious!

8 oz. pasta
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1  1/2 tab. tomato paste
1  1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes, chopped (about 4 cups)
(We mixed a few varieties, including orange cherry tomatoes)
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
pinch sugar (optional)
2 tab. fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan
garnish: more parmesan and a sprig of basil

Start the water for pasta and cook it while you make the sauce. Drain and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Then put in the onion and cook a couple minutes until it’s tender and translucent.  Add the garlic and cook a minute more.  Then add in the tomato paste and cook a minute more.

Finally drop in the tomatoes, pepper, sugar and salt if you think you need a bit of saltiness.  Cook 5 or 6 minutes until the tomatoes release their juices to form a sauce.  Add in the parmesan and cook a minute more.  Stir in the basil.

Spread he pasta on a platter and top with with the sauce.  Garnish with a sprig of basil and more parmesan if you like!  Delish!  Thanks Mollie!


35 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

      • Hi Rhonda, happy Labor Day weekend to you and Larry. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Yes, we have a few ripe tomatoes but mostly cherry tomatoes. This year hasn’t been the best season for them. I may have enough for a few batches of homemade spaghetti sauce. Blessings to you, friend.😎💕

        • Yumm. Homemade sauce it the best Mary– We had cherry tomatoes mostly too. I guess they are just the heartiest! Are you cooking out for Labor Day?? We’re off to my brother’s house. Hope it’s a good one Mary!! hugs!

          • Hi Rhonda, my weekend consisted of visiting my dad and stepmom, getting Branden’s clothes ready for college and we had a special shish ka bob dinner with the kids. Today we moved Bran in college three hours away. He’s a sophomore and very excited for the new year. I hope you had fun at your brother’s house!😎🌸🌈

            • Wow Mary– sounds like a BIG weekend! Is Branden in the same school he was last year?? Does he know his room mates? So exciting. I loved the college years of our kids– getting to enjoy everything new and exciting for them (second hand!). I hope he has a great year ahead!! Now your house is quieter– and you’re back to work. I like that fall sliding back into a routine time. Always always fun to hear from you Mary! xoxo

            • Hi Rhonda, yes Branden goes to the same college and residence hall but on a different floor. Thanks for your kind wishes and he’s very excited for learning more about animation. I simply love fall and I welcome everything it brings, even the cooler air. Hugs😉❤️

            • Hi Mary– he’s studying animation?? sounds intriguing. Is it like animation used in making movies?? tv?? Is he an artist?? great on the computer?? I’ve never known anyone who had that area of study– sounds exciting! take care friend. xox

            • Hi Rhonda, He is an animation major, working on computer animation for movies. He is a talented guy who loves acting in drama, telling jokes and creating art on the computer. It is exciting and I look forward to seeing what he does with the education. I hope you are having a great week! Blessings to you.😀❤

            • HI Mary– this is so great to hear– it sounds like he has a unique combination of being outgoing and talented and also smart on the tech end of things!! It is so fun to watch your kids grow and blossom– after all the years you’ve invested int them!! College is such an exciting time– kids discover to much about themselves and make some big decisions/plans. It will be fun to follow you to see where he goes… Hope it’s a wonderful year coming up– for both of you!! hugs!

            • Rhonda, it’s a little hectic and crazy starting but I’m sure the school year will be great! Thanks for your kindness and blogging friendship….I am so blessed to have you here! Blessings to you my friend. >3

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.