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One Pot Fresh Tomato Pasta

This One Pot Fresh Tomato Pasta is the perfect way to use up all your summer tomatoes! We cook down the tomatoes with an obscene amount of garlic, a little bit of sugar, and plenty of salt and then cook fresh pasta directly in the sauce. Finish if off with a handful of parmesan cheese, serve with a salad and this easy summer dinner is done. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fresh tomato pasta, tomato pasta, easy tomato pasta, one pot pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 376 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves, thinly slices
  • 3 1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes (any kind wil do), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water, plus more if needed
  • 9 oz fresh linguine, angel hair, or fettuccine
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot heat olive oil over a medium-low heat. Add garlic. Saute until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. Uncover and cook another 10-15 minutes until tomatoes are cooked down and sauce-like. Season tomatoes to taste with salt and more sugar if needed.

  3. Add water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add pasta and gently toss making sure to not break the noodles. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes until the pasta has soaked up the water. Uncover and toss the pasta. If it's still watery, cook with the lid off for another minute. Alternately, if the pasta sauce isn't loose enough, add a little bit more water and toss. Add in parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.Serve with extra parmesan cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Fresh Tomato Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 905mg39%
Potassium 1087mg31%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3657IU73%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 265mg27%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.