Swirly Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Swirly Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Serve this spaghetti with tomato sauce that’s ready in 45 minutes – perfect for Italian cuisine.

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cloves garlic
small onion
1 1/2
teaspoons olive oil
can (29 ounces) pureed tomatoes
teaspoon dried basil leaves
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
ounces uncooked spaghetti or your favorite pasta
  1. Peel the outside layer of skin from each of the cloves of garlic. Chop garlic cloves into tiny pieces on the cutting board, using the knife.
  2. Peel the outside layer of skin from the onion. Wash onion in cool water. Pat dry with the paper towel. Chop onion into small pieces on cutting board, using knife (you need about 1/4 cup.)
  3. Put the olive oil in the large saucepan. Heat it over medium heat for about 1 minute. Put garlic and onion in oil. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring all the time with one of the wooden spoons, until onion is tender. Take saucepan off hot burner.
  4. Open the can of tomatoes with the can opener. Pour tomatoes into the garlic and onion mixture in saucepan. Add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir with spoon until mixed. Turn the heat up to high. Heat until the mixture is boiling. Turn heat down to low. Simmer the sauce uncovered for about 30 minutes, stirring a few times.
  5. While sauce is simmering, fill the very large saucepan with enough water so it is about half full. Cover saucepan with lid. Heat over medium-high heat until water is boiling fast. Add the spaghetti to water. Heat until water boils again. Boil uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring often with the other wooden spoon, until spaghetti is soft but not mushy.
  6. Pour spaghetti into the colander over the sink to drain. Serve spaghetti with sauce.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cutting board Sharp knife Paper towel Dry-ingredient measuring cups Measuring spoons Large saucepan (3 quart) 2 wooden spoons Can opener Extra-large saucepan with lid (4 quart) Colander

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.