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Tomato Sugo (Sauce) with Pasta

Again and yet again delicious. – This applies in any case for pasta with tomato sauce. I just like this combination very much. This includes also the super-easy version with tomato ketchup. Actually, when I was a student I had this combination very regularly.

Tomatoes | Tomaten |

Tomatoes | Tomaten |

Meanwhile, this happens not as often. Much more often I prepare homemade tomato sauce, for which I use pureed tomatoes as a base. Or I slice fresh tomatoes, so that in the end I will be rewarded with a delicious fresh tomato sugo (sauce) that I usually prepare in a very traditional Italian way.

Tomatoes and Onions | Tomaten und Zwiebeln |

I only add onions, garlic and olive oil and chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper to the small diced tomatoes. This version of a tomato sauce I have discovered in the cooking book La cucina verde: Die schönsten italienischen Gemüserezepte*, which I own since last summer.

Tomato Sugo (Sauce) with Pasta | Tomatensugo mit Pasta |

Tomatoes | Tomaten |

Tomato Sugo (Sauce) with Pasta | Tomatensugo mit Pasta |

Tomato Sugo (Sauce) with Pasta | Sugo di pomodoro

Servings 2


  • 300 g tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 small onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 garlic glove finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp basil chopped
  • salt | pepper
  • 200 g whole spelt pasta


  • Heat the olive oil on a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and garlic, lower the heat and gently simmer for about 30 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Then add the basil, salt and pepper.


vegetarian | vegan:
Adapted from the book „La cucina verde: Die schönsten italienischen Gemüserezepte“

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