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Tomato Spaghetti Recipe

by Adrianne

Tomato Spaghetti is for dinner! Similar to our tuna spaghetti this quick and easy tomato spaghetti recipe is one you will make on an insanely regular basis!  This recipe is vegetarian and is SO delicious!

Blue Cheese Mac and CheeseMoroccan Lamb CouscousTurkey Chilli Con Carne, Ground Beef Casserole, are all delicious dinner recipes you will love!  As are all of our pasta recipes!

Our Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese is the easiest ‘set and forget’ meal ever!! The Rocket Pesto Pasta is light and zesty and the Bacon Pesto Pasta or Pesto Penne with walnut crumb are perfect for no fuss dinners! 

Tomato Spaghetti is for dinner!

Hello, my friends, how are you?

You know that recently I have shared a couple of quick and easy meals with you. (If you don’t then I am talking about my Chicken Cucumber Salad and my Salmon Zucchini Salad).

Life is FAST. It is action packed, we don’t have time for all the things we want to do. Cooking included. I feel with a bit of brainpower we can make the most of the time we do have.

For another super quick pasta, try the Artichoke Spaghetti recipe. 

15 minutes to your table

I kid you not that you can whip up this dish in 15 minutes. It is crazy how easy this recipe is.

You can add this tomato spaghetti to your meal plan once a week as it is a reliable dish that delivers every time!

The best thing is though, IT TASTES DELICIOUS. Look forward to the best type of comfort food you have ever tried!

If you want a spaghetti with a little more oomph, try the Bacon Spaghetti.

This recipe is about flavour. Simple flavours that work well together using easy to prepare ingredients.

Pasta is such a versatile and enjoyable ingredient to work with. This vegetarian tomato spaghetti will tick the Meatless Monday box in your diary.

Simple ingredients

I have been making this tomato sauce for pastas and meatballs for years now. I made it from scratch at home one weekend long ago when I was standing in front of the pantry STARVING but also not wanting to get in my car to get a meal.

Adding a few of the right spices takes this dish from simple to DELICIOUS and it is so easy once you know which ingredients to combine.

This tomato sauce is also perfect for meatballs, lasagna, casseroles and baked dishes


How to make Tomato Spaghetti

Garlic is such a typical ingredient to use with pasta. It’s because the 2 so good together!!  We use fresh chunks of garlic in this recipe and it brings the yum factor to your bowl.

 Fresh peeled garlic is best so you can chop it and add to the sauce bringing flavour and texture

I love using garlic as it is such a tasty ingredient. It pairs really well with the tomato sauce flavours and looses the harshness that people usually associate with the vegetable.

Vegan about it

I love being about to share with you guys how to change one or two ingredients in my recipes to make the dish vegan (where possible of course). Again with this dish, I am happy to let you know that the parmesan is the ingredient you need to switch out to a vegan cheese to maintain your vegan lifestyle. That is it my friends, one simple ingredient!

About the recipe:

  • The dish can be served hot or cold
  • The recipe is vegetarian
  • This dish will be on the table in 15 minutes
  • This is a perfect week night pasta dish

To answer your questions:

  1. You can freeze and reheat this dish
  2. Any type of pasta works with this sauce
  3. For a vegan option, omit the parmesan cheese
  4. This is an EASY dinner recipe to make

The whole family will love this easy tomato spaghetti, combine it with garlic bread for those extra hungry mouths!

One pot

I haven’t yet told you guys, that THIS IS  ONE POT DISH.  That results in less cleaning up right! (PHEW!)

You literally use the saucepan to cook the pasta, remove that and reuse it to make the sauce, stick the pasta back in there and stir it all together. YAY for a clean kitchen!

This is the type of recipe you want up your sleeve for those nights you are already home, don’t want to go out again, but don’t want to slave away in the kitchen preparing for hours on end!!

Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in the pan before adding the spaghetti back in and stir to combine.

It’s your therapist talking

I know I never had a brilliant idea for dinner when I walked into the grocery store. I also know that the larger and more random my trolley goods were at the end of a shop usually told me how much planning I had put into meals that week.

Meal prep is key. It is the same as leaving your work clothes out the night before or your school uniform for kids. A few simple things that we can do makes things more manageable.

Having the ingredients in the pantry for this recipe means you don’t have to run out and get any when you need a meal for the family right then and there.

You will be thanking me when you are sticking your fork into that pasta and twirl, twirl, twirling!!

Parsley and parmesan = YUM!

Pasta recipes 

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, here are some further recipes you might like to try:

  1. Instant Pot Penne Pasta
  2. Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese
  3. Bacon Spaghetti
  4. Ground Beef Casserole
  5. Tuna Pasta Bake
  6. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
  7. Sausage Spaghetti

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Tomato Spaghetti

Tomato Spaghetti is for dinner! This quick and easy tomato spaghetti recipe is one you will make over and over again. With garlic and herbs in the sauce, it a delicious dish
5 from 19 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: easy spaghetti, tomato spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 599kcal
Author: Adrianne


Tomato Spaghetti

  • 500 grams thin egg spaghetti or regular spaghetti
  • 1 tsp oil olive
  • 4 cloves garlic See Note 1
  • 400 ml tomato soup
  • 400 grams crushed tomatoes plain, no herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup parsely
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs italian herbs See Note 2


Tomato Spaghetti Method

  • Add water to a medium sized sauce pan with lid on and bring to the boil (See Note 3)
  • Add dried spaghetti and olive oil, cook for 8 minutes, using a fork to separate pasta strands
  • Drain and set aside 
  • Cut garlic into small pieces 
  • Add a drop or 2 of olive oil to pan to keep it from burning. Add garlic and fry off till fragrant (2 mins) 
  • Add tomato soup, crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper and Italian herbs to garlic and stir to combine 
  • Add spaghetti back into saucepan and stir till sauce is consistently mixed in
  • Top with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese 


  • NOTE 1: If you or your family do not enjoy the taste of garlic, then you can simply leave it out! 
  • NOTE 2: If you don't have Italian Herbs, Oregano will work instead (no need to rush out just for one ingredient)
  • NOTE 3: Having the lid on the saucepan when heating the water will mean it heats much faster. I sometimes also boil the kettle and use that water when I am in a hurry. 
  • NOTE 4: An Australian tablespoon (20ml) is slightly larger than an American tablespoon (15ml), this is a good thing to keep in mind for my recipes but if it is essential for recipe success, I will always draw your attention to that. For this recipe a few extra herbs don't make too much difference, however, less is better than overdoing it! 


Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1221mg | Potassium: 1189mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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It makes me so happy when I hear feedback on my recipes!

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Adrianne xx

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Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes May 12, 2019 - 6:05 am

5 stars
Who doesn’t love a bowl of comforting pasta? I love a good recipe that is simple and delicious. A tasty dish!

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 6:49 am

Thanks Alex! Appreciate that. I know pasta is the best comfort food ever!!

Rosa May 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm

5 stars
Ooo that beautifully twirled spaghetti is calling my name!

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 7:47 pm

Good to know Rosa!!

Tara May 12, 2019 - 1:15 pm

What a lovely, simple, and delicious pasta dish! We’ll definitely be making it again.

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 7:47 pm

Thanks Tara! Yes it is so simple.

mimi rippee May 12, 2019 - 1:20 pm

Very nice. And very similar to what I do for a quick red sauce!!!

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 7:48 pm

Interesting Mimi! I will have to check yours out. Quick sauces are so handy.

Caitlyn Erhardt May 12, 2019 - 2:06 pm

5 stars
Yum! I am always looking for new pasta dishes to try!

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 7:49 pm

Glad to hear that Caitlyn, thanks.

Jacqueline Meldrum May 12, 2019 - 3:57 pm

5 stars
I’m marvelling over how pretty you make it look. Spaghetti never looks bonnie like that when I serve it up. Such a tasty recipe too. Sharing!

Adrianne May 12, 2019 - 7:51 pm

Thanks Jacqueline! I thought I better get my swirl on so it didn’t look like mush in a bowl. Spaghetti is a hard one to style I think!

Brian Jones May 13, 2019 - 6:25 am

5 stars
It’s hard to beat pasta for a quick and simple, tasty dinner, your tomato sauce sounds delicious!

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 9:18 am

Thanks Brian, I love it!! Cheers

Michelle May 13, 2019 - 10:21 am

5 stars
I love this, it’s the simple things that make life so much easier! Like meal planning and a very good recipe for a quick dinner! Love your photos too Xx

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 10:41 am

Thanks Michelle appreciate that! Quick dinners that taste good are the best aren’t they!

Danielle Wolter May 13, 2019 - 10:48 am

5 stars
this is so simple and delicious! I am loving the fresh flavors and how easy this is to prepare on a busy night.

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 11:18 am

Thanks Danielle, me too! Yes, it is perfect for busy nights!!

Rosa May 13, 2019 - 11:36 am

5 stars
This pasta dish looks absolutely lovely. Loving those perfect spaghetti swirls. Simple and satisfying for a busy weeknight!

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Thanks Rosa! Yes, I was intending on achieving that. Cheers for your positive words.

Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle May 13, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Such a simple meal, but delicious!

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Absolutely Ashley, thank-you!!

kim May 13, 2019 - 12:20 pm

5 stars
What a fabulous recipe! So easy and tasty too!

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 1:23 pm

Thanks Kim, yes indeed!

Julie May 13, 2019 - 3:02 pm

5 stars
What a tasty and delish recipe! I love making fresh sauce for spaghetti too. I have to try this version ASAP.

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 7:33 pm

Thanks Julie! Yes, much better as you know exactly what is in it!

Lesli Schwartz May 13, 2019 - 7:34 pm

5 stars
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned spaghetti recipe and this is it! So classic and simple. I’m kinda drooling!

Adrianne May 13, 2019 - 7:40 pm

Thanks Lesli! Appreciate that. Haha love the foodie drool!!

Jacqueline Debono May 14, 2019 - 1:21 pm

5 stars
Pasta with tomato sauce is such a classic here in Italy and practically a staple for Italian kids. Your version sounds tasty.

Ramona May 15, 2019 - 12:16 pm

5 stars
An absolutely fabulous recipe – I love the quickness and the simplicity of this not to mention the pictures! I would tuck into my screen and have some if I could – yummm .

Adrianne May 15, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Great feedback Ramona. Thanks so much, I appreciate that. I drool through my screen all the time! Cheers

Beth Pierce May 17, 2019 - 9:22 pm

5 stars
Made this for dinner last night and had smiling faces all around the table; this was delicious!

Adrianne May 17, 2019 - 9:40 pm

I’m glad to hear that, thanks Beth!!

Sharon May 18, 2019 - 12:51 am

5 stars
This spaghetti is so easy and delicious. I love how easy it is so I can whip it up anytime I want a quick dinner.

Adrianne May 18, 2019 - 1:15 am

Thanks Sharon!! Spot on.

Caitlyn Erhardt May 18, 2019 - 12:53 am

5 stars
Love how simple and fast this is! Perfect for busy nights!

Adrianne May 18, 2019 - 1:15 am

Yes indeed! Cheers Caitlyn.

Beth May 18, 2019 - 2:56 am

5 stars
“Meatless Monday” – I am totally going to steal/borrow this idea! And I’m going to start with this delicious recipe! Delicious!

Adrianne May 18, 2019 - 3:45 am

Haha! I’m going to have to keep an eye on you Beth. Cheers!

Sofia May 18, 2019 - 3:03 am

5 stars
Made this delicious recipe tonight and my entire family devoured it! Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

Adrianne May 18, 2019 - 3:45 am

No worries Sofia, glad you all liked it. Thanks for the feedback.

indian restaurant ballarat June 4, 2019 - 10:45 am

5 stars
Highly recommended one! I really loved this dish..


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