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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
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: easy spaghetti, tomato spaghetti
Servings: 4
Calories: 599kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

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
  • cup parsely
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs italian herbs See Note 2

Instructions

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 

Notes

  • 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! 

Nutrition

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