Spaghetti Al Pomodoro Recipe

Spaghetti Al Pomodoro Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti Al Pomodoro

This spaghetti al pomodoro is a classic Italian pasta dish that’s brimming with hearty flavors of savory tomatoes, fresh sweet basil, and parmesan cheese!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1whole small onion,diced
  • 2celery stalks,finely diced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1bunchfresh basil,large, washed, half of the leaves minced and half left whole
  • 28ozwhole tomato,(2 cans), canned, peeled
  • salt,to taste
  • 1lbdried spaghetti
  • ½: 5px; letter-spacing: 2px”>1cupcarrots,diced


  1. Dice the carrots, onion, and celery. Thinly slice half of the basil leaves. Set aside.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until softened but not brown.

  3. Add in the whole basil leaves, garlic, and tomatoes. Bring the sauce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking apart the larger tomatoes as they cook.

  4. After 45 minutes, or when the vegetables are tender, remove the sauce from the heat and let rest for 15 minutes.

  5. While the sauce is simmering, fill another large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt, if desired. Cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and rinse the pasta with lukewarm water to prevent sticking.

  6. Taste the sauce and add salt, if desired.

  7. Serve the pasta topped generously with sauce, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and the reserved sliced basil leaves. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 615.18kcal
  • Fat: 13.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.40g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 98.69g
  • Fiber: 9.20g
  • Sugar: 11.00g
  • Protein: 24.17g
  • Cholesterol: 12.64mg
  • Sodium: 988.61mg
  • Calcium: 358.03mg
  • Potassium: 875.88mg
  • Iron: 3.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 370.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 31.88mg
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