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Close up of spaghetti and tomatoes in this easy one pot pasta recipe

Tomato Pasta {Easiest ONE POT Recipe!}

This delicious one pan tomato pasta recipe is perfect for a quick midweek family meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 597kcal


  • 350 g Spaghetti
  • 400 g Tinned tomatoes
  • 1 Large onion Sliced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Pesto
  • 3 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 litre Vegetable stock I use Marigold powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 200 g Cherry tomatoes
  • 75 g Grated Parmesan


  • Put the spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, pesto, salt and pepper, and stock in a large saucepan.
  • With the lid on, put it over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the pasta is almost cooked.
  • Stir in the cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 3 or 4 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the cherry tomatoes are softened.
  • Top with the Parmesan cheese to serve.


Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 2191mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 3mg