Classic Tomato Pasta Recipe - Timeless Italian Comfort

Classic Tomato Pasta Recipe - Timeless Italian Comfort


Indulge in a delectable, creamy tomato and olive spaghetti, a culinary delight that's a breeze to whip up for one serving. This dish combines the richness of Italian flavors with the comfort of creamy sauce, making it an ideal choice for a quick and satisfying meal.


- 125 g Spaghetti
- 1 Red Onion, finely diced
- 15 ml White Wine
- 10 ml Tomato Paste
- 1 Garlic Clove, grated
- 2.5 ml Dried Chilli Flakes
- 5 ml NOMU Italian Rub
- 80 g Baby Tomatoes, quartered
- 125 ml Tomato Passata
- 4g Fresh Oregano, roughly chopped
- 50 g Pitted Kalamata Olives, halved
- 30 ml Crème Fraîche
- Cooking Oil (olive or coconut)
- Salt & Pepper
- Water
- Sugar/Sweetener/Honey


  1. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook the spaghetti until it's al dente, typically around 8-10 minutes. Drain the pasta, but make sure to reserve a cup of the pasta water. Return the drained spaghetti to the pot and toss it with a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, fry the finely diced onion until it turns golden, which should take about 4-5 minutes, occasionally shifting it. Pour in the white wine and simmer until it's almost completely evaporated, which should take around 1-2 minutes. Add the tomato paste, grated garlic, chili flakes (adjust to your spice preference), and the NOMU Italian Rub. Fry these aromatic ingredients until they become fragrant, typically for 1-2 minutes while constantly shifting. Toss in the quartered baby tomatoes and fry them until they start to soften, approximately 2-4 minutes, occasionally shifting.
  3. Once the tomatoes are soft, mix in the tomato passata, half of the chopped oregano, the halved olives, 30ml of water, and a sweetener of your choice. Simmer the sauce until it slightly reduces and thickens, typically for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, stir in half of the crème fraîche. If the sauce appears too thick for your liking, add a splash of the reserved pasta water. Toss the cooked pasta into the creamy tomato and olive sauce, ensuring it's well coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Savor every bite of this creamy tomato and olive spaghetti, a dish that brings together the best of Mediterranean flavors in one delightful serving. It's perfect for those moments when you crave something comforting yet quick and easy. Enjoy the rich, creamy goodness and the harmonious blend of herbs and spices that make this dish a culinary masterpiece for one. Bon appétit! 🍝😊
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