Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta

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Today, I’m presenting one of my favorite recipes when I have (almost) nothing left at home: my famous Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce . So, as indicated in the title, this is a super simple recipe that requires few ingredients. Perfect for a quick weekday meal.

How to make a ultra easy tomato sauce?

Pasta with sauce is certainly a classic for you too when you have no time to cook or when you have nothing left in the fridge.

To make a basic tomato sauce you need tomatoes, a clove of garlic, an onion (optional), herbs (thyme, rosemary, herbes de Provence), olive oil, salt and pepper.

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

To start, it is important to sauté the garlic and onions for a few minutes. Personally, I like to sauté them in olive oil. Then I add the tomatoes, usually whole. You don’t need to cut them because they melt on their own when cooked.

The next step is to add the flavourings, i.e. add dry herbs like thyme, rosemary or even spices like chilli or sweet paprika. You don’t have to if you don’t have any on hand.

Then I cook my tomato sauce over low heat for at least 20 minutes. The longer you let it cook, the more concentrated the flavours will be.

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

Choose high quality tomatoes!

The basis of the tomato sauce are of course the tomatoes themselves. I use quality canned tomatoes for this. I always look at the list of ingredients and it should be as short as possible and boil down to one ingredient: tomatoes. And that’s it! Possibly a touch of salt.

I don’t recommend already flavoured tomato sauce as they often taste unnatural.

I like to use naturally sweetened canned tomatoes. For this, I choose naturally sweet tomato such as cherry tomatoes or San Marzano.

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

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Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

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For 4 servings you need the following ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 500 g of pasta
  • 800 g whole tomatoes, canned
  • 200 g of feta
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Are you missing an ingredient? Here are some tips on how to replace certain ingredients.

Preparation

Cook the pasta in boiling water as indicated on the package. Reserve 20 cl of pasta water taken at the end of cooking.

Chop the garlic and onion. In a saucepan, brown the onion and garlic with a drizzle of olive oil. When the onions are golden, pour in the tomatoes. Stir well.

If you wish to add dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.) add them at this time. Add salt and pepper. Then simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. You can simmer the sauce even longer to make it even more concentrated in flavour.

Crumble the feta cheese.

Shortly before serving, add the pasta cooking water. This one is rich in starch and will allow to better cling to the pasta. Add half the feta cheese to the sauce.

Then mix the pasta with the tomato sauce. Serve and add a some feta and if you want some basil for decoration.

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute some of the ingredients ?

As with every blog post, here are some tips for substituting ingredients in this recipe.

  • Tomatoes: You can make this recipe with fresh or canned tomatoes. See my advice above.
  • Onion: You can remove the onion if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Garlic: Garlic is used to season tomato sauce. If you don’t have fresh garlic, you can use a pinch of garlic powder.
  • Feta cheese: You can replace the feta with fresh goat cheese or mozzarella. If you use mozzarella, add it at the end of cooking.

Can we prepare this tomato sauce in advance?

Yes, that’s really the advantage of this recipe! This tomato sauce can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze this tomato sauce?

Absolutely! The tomato sauce freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for several months. Then let it thaw in a pot or at room tempature for about 6 hours and then in the microwave.

Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce

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Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta

Today, I’m presenting one of my favorite recipes when I have (almost) nothing left at home: my famous Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta Sauce . So, as indicated in the title, this is a super simple recipe that requires few ingredients. Perfect for a quick weekday meal.
Super Easy Pasta with Tomato and Feta
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main course
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 646 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g of pasta
  • 800 g whole tomatoes canned
  • 200 g of feta
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water as indicated on the package. Reserve 20 cl of pasta water taken at the end of cooking.
  • Chop the garlic and onion. In a saucepan, brown the onion and garlic with a drizzle of olive oil. When the onions are golden, pour in the tomatoes. Stir well.
  • If you wish to add dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc.) add them at this time. Add salt and pepper. Then simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. You can simmer the sauce even longer to make it even more concentrated in flavour.
  • Crumble the feta cheese.
  • Shortly before serving, add the pasta cooking water. This one is rich in starch and will allow to better cling to the pasta. Add half the feta cheese to the sauce.
  • Then mix the pasta with the tomato sauce. Serve and add a some feta and if you want some basil for decoration.

Nutrition

Calories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 106gProtein: 26gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 577mgPotassium: 833mgFiber: 7gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1878IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 303mgIron: 3mg
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