Cuisine: Italian

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

We all love the magical taste of spaghetti entwined in creamy tomato sauce with cheese sprinkles. Spaghetti is a dish loved by all and is super easy to make. Give your kids and yourself a treat of rich and creamy veggie spaghetti.

  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Carrot
  • Capsicum
  • Oregano
  • Fresh cream
  • Red chili flakes
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Tomatoes chopped in half
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Basil leaves
  • Cheese
  • Black pepper

Quick And Easy Spaghetti In Tomato Sauce

  1. Boil water in a saucepan over medium heat and add a pinch of salt. Drop spaghetti pasta in the boiling water and let it cook for a few minutes. Strain the water, drizzle some olive oil over the spaghetti, and keep it aside.
  2. Boil the chopped tomatoes. Now, let them cool for some time. Once cooled, drain the water and peel the skins.
  3. Grind the tomatoes into a fine and thick paste.
  4. Take a thick saucepan and heat olive oil. Now finely chop 6 cloves of garlic and 1 medium size onion. Add them to the olive oil. Sauté them until it turns golden and tender.
  5. Now thinly slice 1 carrot and 1 capsicum. Add the pieces to the pan. Roast the vegetables until cooked.
  6. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the tomato purée, 4 roughly torn basil leaves, a pinch of salt, black pepper powder, oregano, and chili flakes.
  7. Stir the mixture and keep it on low flame until it boils.
  8. Add the boiled spaghetti pasta to the sauce. Slowly stir the sauce and spaghetti together.
  9. Add fresh cream and cook on high heat until the pasta is well cooked in the tomato sauce.
  10.  To finish, sprinkle grated cheese on the top while serving.

Chef Tip: To cook perfect spaghetti, strain the water when the paste reaches the biting consistency. After straining the water, always pour cold water to avoid soggy pasta.

Spaghetti cooked in creamy tomato sauce is heaven to the taste buds. All you need to do is follow simple recipes with basic ingredients to enjoy appetizing spaghetti pasta.

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

On April 1 in 1957, the BBC made everyone believe that spaghetti grows on trees. During this time period, when spaghetti was considered an exotic delicacy, the spoof program on the occasion of April fools day explained how severe frost can impair the flavour of spaghetti and how each strand of spaghetti grows to the same length. This was one of the first pranks to air on television for April Fools day.

Historical Fact

• The first documented record of pasta comes form Talmud in the 5th century AD and referee to dried pasta that could be cooked through boiling. It is believed that Berbers introduced pasta to Europe during a conquest of Sicily.

• It was first moulded into thin long forms in the 12th century in the West. The popularity of Spaghetti spread throughout Italy after the establishment of spaghetti actors in the 19th century.

Nutrition Fact

• 100g of spaghetti  consists of 158 calories. To break it down further, it contains 0.9g of total fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 1mg of sodium, 44mg of potassium, 31g of carbohydrate and 6g of protein.

• Flour is a source of carbohydrates that fuels your metabolism. Spaghetti is also a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fiber plays serval important roles including blood sugar regulation, digestion and immunity.