This Pasta with Tomato Sauce recipe was one of my comfort foods when I was a kid. It's a very kid-friendly pasta recipe made with tomato sauce and egg noodles in a saucepan.
Let's face it, sometimes we just don't have a lot of ingredients on hand. This one is SO EASY - this great recipe is meatless and only takes a handful of pantry staple ingredients.
Hello Friends! I have to say that I do appreciate not having to rush around so much each days, there are still days when it can be challenging to put something on the table.
Today I am sharing a quick pantry recipe that only takes a few ingredients. It is super simple and as a kid - this was comfort food to me.
Mom would make this for me and it always made me feel good. Little did I know how easy it was to make and perfect for busy weeknights. The noodles are made in a simple tomato sauce making it one of the easiest pasta dishes.
Simple Ingredients for This Recipe
Tomato Sauce – I usually buy whatever is on sale. I have made this with both brand name and generic tomato sauce and it comes out the same. If you happen to use an unsalted variety, just know you will need to add a little more salt to the dish.
Pasta Noodles– Wide egg noodle pasta or penne pasta works best with this recipe, but you could change it up with a small pasta. A smaller pasta works best because you want the noodles to be smothered in pasta sauce. You can use a whole wheat pasta.
Cooking Oil - Vegetable, Canola or extra virgin olive oil will work.
Today’s simple recipe is a wonderful Kids Dinner recipe ideas. that is perfect for game day. The cheese nestles in the nooks
- wooden spoon
Variations on this recipe
This recipe is so simple, it makes for a nice Kids Dinner recipe idea. You can certainly add things like fresh tomatoes or even ground beef to this recipe if you like. It is one of those base recipes you can change up from time to time.
One thing you will notice is how cheap this recipe is! It costs only pennies to make. It is the perfect recipe when you are on a budget. I like to call it a good end of month rotation as that is when I like to use my most frugal recipes so we can save more at the end of the month.
If you want to add a little more flavor or play around with a different version, you can add any combination of the following:
- minced garlic clove
- red pepper flakes
- chili oil
- fresh basil
- oregano or Italian seasoning
- chopped bell peppers
- Parmesan Cheese
- canned tomatoes or whole tomatoes
No tomato sauce on hand? You can substitute tomato paste mixed with water.
Let cooked pasta cool before storing. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator 2-3 days.
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Easy Cavatappi Pasta - A fun twist on pasta made with ground beef and vegetables.
Taco Pasta with Ground Beef -This One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Beef comes together quickly in a single skillet!
One-Pot Beef Pasta – A delicious pasta recipe with ground beef and vegetables made in a single pan.
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Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Pasta with Tomato Sauce
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 cup wide egg noodles
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- salt to taste
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat oil.
- Add egg noodles and cook onmedium-high heat until noodles are just slightly brown - about 2 minutes.
- Add tomoato sauce and ½ cup water.
- Simmer over medium -ow heat until noodles are cooked through. About 8 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt to taste.
We hope you enjoyed this simple dish.
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